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 eighth update estimates a total number of 116,819 individuals (23,804 households) seeking shelter in Ag Geneina and its surrounding villages, having been displaced from Krinding 1 and 2 IDP camps (49%), Sultan House area (15%), Hai Eljabal area (8%) and other villages nearby (28%). Since the seventh update, there has been a three per cent decrease in the captured number of individuals displaced, including a decrease of 2,259 individuals (2%) in Ag Geneina town due to ongoing verification by DTM field teams. Furthermore, 1,335 individuals have since departed Misterei village to return to their place of origin in Noro, Beida locality, due to security improvements. Only three displaced households now remain in Misterei village.
All displaced individuals are Sudanese nationals. At least 13,960 individuals are reported to have additional vulnerabilities in need of assistance and support. DTM teams identify 152 individuals have been killed and 407 sustained injuries, whilst at least 7,857 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 are food, WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) and education.