Fever plagues Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

Residents in East Jebel Marra complain about fever, headaches, and pain in the neck. Livestock, in particularly sheep and goats, have fallen ill and died. Several residents in East Jebel Marra’s villages of Fanga, Kunjara, Sharafa, Sauda, and Dolma told Radio Dabanga that many people in the area, in particular children, are suffering from fever, headache, and pain in the neck. Women are miscarrying.   “Dozens of livestock are dying daily, especially goats and sheep. They develop swellings in the neck and the head. Camels have diarrhoea, and cows suffer from nosebleeds.” The residents said that the reasons for such diseases are unclear. They believe that the destruction of water sources and the contamination of drinking water by the continuous bombings must be the cause. File photo Related: Darfur’s East Jebel Marra bombarded again; thousands displaced (18 March 2014) Sudanese army bombs, plunders villages in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra (20 January 2014)

Residents in East Jebel Marra complain about fever, headaches, and pain in the neck. Livestock, in particularly sheep and goats, have fallen ill and died.

Several residents in East Jebel Marra’s villages of Fanga, Kunjara, Sharafa, Sauda, and Dolma told Radio Dabanga that many people in the area, in particular children, are suffering from fever, headache, and pain in the neck. Women are miscarrying.  

“Dozens of livestock are dying daily, especially goats and sheep. They develop swellings in the neck and the head. Camels have diarrhoea, and cows suffer from nosebleeds.”

The residents said that the reasons for such diseases are unclear. They believe that the destruction of water sources and the contamination of drinking water by the continuous bombings must be the cause.

File photo

Related:

Darfur’s East Jebel Marra bombarded again; thousands displaced (18 March 2014)

Sudanese army bombs, plunders villages in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra (20 January 2014)