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Darfur refugees in Chad destitute

March 19 - 2014 CHAD / KOUNONGOU CAMP

The Sudanese refugees of the Kounongou camp in eastern Chad complain about the reduction of food rations and the prices of medicines.

“The World Food Programme reduced the ration three months ago. Now 12 people, instead of four, have to make do with a sack of 50kg per month,” Adam Mohamed, one of the sheikhs of Kounongou camp told Radio Dabanga.  

“Another problem we are facing is the lack of medicines at the health centre of the camp. The staff prescribes medicines that we have to buy from commercial pharmacies.”

The camp sheikh explained that the refugees do not have any source of income to buy food and medicines, calling upon humanitarian organisations to help finding a solution for the crisis.

File photo: Darfuri refugees in an eastern Chad camp


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