Sudan – Emergency Event Tracking Report Ag Geneina, West Darfur 017 (2021)




DTM Sudan;
Snapshot Date
May 26 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 initially erupted on 16 January 2021 in the Krinding area of Ag Geneina town, West Darfur. Since 3 April 2021, inter-communal conflict has escalated in the Hai Eljabal area of Ag Geneina town, West Darfur, resulting in additional displacement.

The seventeenth update estimates a total number of 149,647 individuals (29,975 households) seeking shelter in Ag Geneina and its surrounding villages. The IDP caseload was displaced from Krinding 1 and 2 IDP camps (37%), Hai Eljabal area (27%), Sultan House area (10%) and other sites nearby (26%). Since the sixteenth update, there has been a decrease of one per cent in displacement figures (inclusive of a decrease of 4,510 individuals across nine sites and an increase of 2,865 individuals in one site). On 26 May, IOM participated in a joint rapid verification exercise with the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) and UNHCR to verify displaced caseloads across five sites in Ag Geneina town as reflected in this update. Ten additional sites are expected to be verified over the coming days and will be captured accordingly in the next update.