Some areas like Kafod are patrolled at night by tribal Militias, these militia are composed of people from the region whom are related to Cmdrs in different groups, this is why they might say they are closer to one group or another!
Darfur Organizations Network for Education (DONE) November 2009
Grey zones are a very important factor in creating security problems in Darfur. It is the areas where most of the Abductions, carjacking and looting is taking place.
Furthermore, these areas are either empty, a movement area or a zone under the control of different groups simultaneously, which sometimes used by the militia-men as well as the rebels to practice criminality.
Grey zones are also, quite often, frontlines where most of the military confrontations are taking place.
In some cases, these areas are considered under the control of a group which is not permanently present rendering the area prone to banditry.
Some areas are not fully controlled by an armed group, but are under their influence. Such areas are not safe at all times and are prone to banditry.
Over 200,000 Darfurians have sought refuge in eastern Chad.
UNHCR built 11 camps in 2003/2004.
In 2005 UNHCR built another camp.
Total camps as of day are 12.
Number of Refugee Camps and Refugee Population, according to UNHCR Name of the amp Refugee Population Oure Cassoni Iridimi Touloum Am Nabak Mile Kounoungo Farchana Bredjing Treguine Djabal Goz Amer 24,676 17,508 21,243 16,130 14,962 12,661 19,806 34,790 14,485 17,376 19,357 TOTAL 213,314
Returning to Darfur is not an option any time soon
Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them" Henry Steele Commage 2000 .
DONE is planning to play an important role in reconciliation activities targeting local communities and tribes through grass-roots projects.
Working with the people affected (directly or indirectly) by the military operations, the victims of the looting activities, the traumatized and the other victims of sexual harassment, human rights violations.