Sudan – Emergency Event Tracking Report Ag Geneina, West Darfur 010 (2021)




DTM Sudan;
Snapshot Date
Mar 16 2021
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Event Tracking

DTM teams activated Emergency Event Tracking (EET) to monitor the displacement of individuals affected by inter-communal conflict between Masalit and Arab tribes. Clashes erupted on 16 January 2021 in the Krinding area of Ag Geneina town, West Darfur. The tenth update estimates a total number of 108,554 individuals (22,250 households) seeking shelter in Ag Geneina and its surrounding villages, having been displaced from Krinding 1 and 2 IDP camps (51%), Sultan House area (15%), Hai Eljabal area (4%) and other sites nearby (30%). All displaced individuals are Sudanese nationals. Since the ninth update, there has been a six per cent decrease in the captured number of individuals displaced, including a decrease of 2,356 individuals (2%) in Ag Geneina town due to ongoing verification by DTM field teams. Furthermore, there has been a decrease of 2,315 individuals (2%) in Kereneik village, 1,700 individuals (1%) in Shukry village, 775 individuals in Sisi camp and 130 individuals (1%) in Muli village – all having returned to their locations of origin since the previous update. The remaining caseload of 15 individuals in Misterei village also returned to Noro, Beida locality, due to security improvements. 

DTM teams have visited the surrounding villages of Ag Geneina since the previous update, to verify the data and provide best estimates on the entire caseload across all displacement sites. Subsequently, at least 14,226 individuals are reported to have additional vulnerabilities in need of assistance and support. DTM teams identify 166 individuals have been killed and 427 sustained injuries, whilst at least 7,773 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have lost personal belongings and livestock. Based on a ranking scale, the three main priority needs for the displaced caseload in Ag Geneina town remain as WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), education, and health (medical needs). On the other hand, priority needs in the villages surrounding Ag Geneina town are identified as food, non-food items and WASH.