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Hunger deepens in South Darfur’s Kalma camp

March 9 - 2016 KALMA CAMP
A mother with her critically malnourished baby in El Sareif Hospital, North Darfur, 13 May 2013 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A mother with her critically malnourished baby in El Sareif Hospital, North Darfur, 13 May 2013 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

Many children in Kalma camp for the displaced near Nyala, capital of South Darfur, are suffering from anaemia.

“Most of the people who fled to the camp in 2013 and 2014 are suffering from malnutrition,” Saleh Eisa, Secretary-General of the camp reported.

“The camp’s hospital currently receives more than 150 children daily with severe anaemia, owing to a shortage of food,” he told Radio Dabanga. “The people are desperate, as they can hardly earn a living.”

He called on aid organisations “to speed-up the provision of even minimum quantities food to those in extreme need in the camp.”

With at least 160,000 displaced, Kalma is one of the largest camps in Darfur.


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