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Another 150 homes destroyed by rain in South Darfur's Kalma camp

August 19 - 2015 KALMA CAMP
Kalma camp after heavy rains, 18 August 2015 (RD)
Kalma camp after heavy rains, 18 August 2015 (RD)

Downpours destroyed more than 150 homes in Kalma camp for the displaced in Nyala locality, South Darfur, on Monday night.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, Saleh Eisa, secretary-general of Kalma camp reported that storms and heavy rains that lasted from Monday evening until Tuesday morning led to the collapse of at least 150 shelters.

El Salam School B and the Teachers' Union school were severely damaged, he said.

Eisa explained that the entire camp, hosting more than 160,000 displaced, is flooded. “It has become extremely difficult to move around. Therefore reports by affected people are still coming in.”

He appealed to relief organisations to intervene “as quickly as possible. The affected people are now living in the open, and more rains are expected in the coming days.”

The camp leader added that a number of displaced whose homes collapsed in July have not received any aid so far.





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