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Darfur displaced living rough

July 10 - 2016 DARFUR
A displaced family in Darfur (OCHA)
A displaced family in Darfur (OCHA)

Residents of the various camps for the displaced in Darfur complain about the spread of diseases and a shortage of health care and medicines.

According to an activist in Tawila in North Darfur, many of the new displaced villagers from Jebel Marra, “especially among children”, suffer from malaria, chest infections, and malnutrition.

The only health centre for the residents of the Tawila camps, run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is overcrowded, he told Radio Dabanga on Friday.

He appealed to the local authorities and humanitarian organisations to help out the new displaced with food and medicines, and to improve the medical services in the area.

El Geneina

The displaced people living in the camps near El Geneina, capital of West Darfur, also complain about the lack of adequate health care, while cases of malaria, and influenza, and diarrhoea are on the rise.

An elder of the Riyadh camp predicted that many more displaced may be affected by the current rainy season because of a lack of tents and plastic sheets.

South Darfur

The humanitarian situation in the Khor Abeche, Mershing, Dumma, and Malam camps for the displaced in South Darfur is rapidly deteriorating, multiple sources reported to this station.

They appealed through Radio Dabanga to the local authorities and humanitarian organisations to provide medicines, mosquito nets, and plastic sheets to the camp residents, and help them with draining the water ponds caused by recent torrential rainfall.

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