100 inhabitants of southern Senegal flee to Gambia

Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Over 100 persons fleeing violence in Senegal's southern province of Casamance have arrived in Gambia, traditional Chief Basiru Jarju confirmed Wednesday.
According to Chief Jarju of Kombo East, a Gambian town close to Senegal's border, mainly women and children continue to cross the border into Gambia in the wake of fresh fighting in the Southern Senegalese province.
He said many of the refugees have sought save haven in villages such as Shom, Kafuta and Faraba-Sutu in Kombo East that is under Chief Jarju's jurisdiction.
"The figure could be much higher as people have been arriving daily," the chief added.
As some of the refugees are without shelter, the chief appealed to Gambian authorities and humanitarian organizations to donate urgently needed assistance for them.

30 august 2006 19:58:00

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