23 December 2008
An inter-agency security assessment to Buram and Wad Hajam in South Darfur, following last week’s report of ethnic clashes, reported at least 88 deaths, 1,265 households displaced and significant damage to surrounding villages and towns. A humanitarian mission is planned for 22 December to assess urgent needs. Despite the unstable situation in the Buram – Tulus area, WFP was able to accomplish food deliveries to Gereida in readiness for the handover of the food assistance programme from ICRC. In January 2009, WFP and CARE will take over the programme in Gereida, the largest IDP camp in Darfur, from ICRC.