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41,700 South Darfur displaced still without aid

May 19 - 2016 KALMA CAMP
A storm looms over Kalma camp in South Darfur (File photo)
A storm looms over Kalma camp in South Darfur (File photo)

More than 41,000 displaced people in Kalma camp near Nyala in South Darfur have now been waiting ten months without aid.

On Wednesday, Kalma camp secretary-general Saleh Eisa, told Radio Dabanga that around 41,700 displaced people who have arrived at the camp since 2013 and 2014 have not received food rations for ten months.

He explained that relief organisations have refused to provide food rations for them under the pretext of their association with their villages where they have means of production.

Eisa revealed that in March they reached an agreement with organisations to distribute food rations to 26,000 disoplaced, but that has not happened so far.

He lamented the lack of any health services in the camp overnight  from 4pm to 9am.

Eisa called via Radio Dabanga on relief organisations to speed-up provision of plastic sheets, tents and other shelter materials as the rainy season is approaching.

He also referred to the acute shortage of school equipment and poor infrastructure.

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