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'High fever, itchy skin' among children in North Darfur's Zamzam

November 9 - 2015 ZAMZAM CAMP
A displaced girl on her way to fetch water in Darfur (Paul Jeffrey)
A displaced girl on her way to fetch water in Darfur (Paul Jeffrey)

Residents of Zamzam camp for the displaced near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, complain about the spread of a 'new disease', especially among children.

An activist told Radio Dabanga from the camp that since last week children began to complain of a high fever at night and an itchy skin during the day.

“The majority of the infected children are under 15-years-old. Many of them are coughing too.”

He attributed the disease to “the difference of temperatures these days. It is very hot during the day, and at night the temperature drops quickly.”

The activist appealed to the federal and the state Ministries of Health to speed up the provision of medicines to the camp.

Hosting more than 150,000 displaced, Zamzam camp is one of the largest camps in Darfur.


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