Sudan denies UN access in Darfur to investigate report of mass rape
November 6, 2014 5:18 pm
Sudanese troops have denied United Nations and African Union peacekeepers access to a town in Darfur to investigate reports of a mass rape of 200 women and girls.
The joint peacekeeping mission, known as UNAMID, was “deeply concerned” about reports of attacks in Tabit, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
“A verification patrol was denied access to Tabit, in north Darfur, by Sudanese military at a checkpoint,” Mr Dujarric said.
He said an UNAMID team had then travelled to the Zamzam camp for displaced people to assess whether anyone had arrived from Tabit.
“Following a thorough assessment and interaction with residents and community leaders in the Zamzam area, the team concluded that no recent displacement from Tabit had occurred,” Mr Dujarric said.