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Lack of health care: Children, mother die in Darfur’s Jebel Marra

April 7 - 2016 JEBEL MARRA
Displaced children shelter in mountains from military offensive in Jebel Marra in Feb/March 2016 (RD)
Displaced children shelter in mountains from military offensive in Jebel Marra in Feb/March 2016 (RD)

Three children, who fled Monday’s shelling the Rofta area, died on Wednesday morning after arriving at Soni in eastern Jebel Marra in Darfur. They were suffering from severe diarrhoea and vomiting.

The dead children’s relatives explained to Radio Dabanga that when there was no health centre of hospital for Hashim Adam Ahmed (8), Ali Musa Yahya (12), Yagoub Suleiman Hamid (14), so they were treated with traditional medicine, but they all died on Wednesday.

Listeners from the same area reported the death of Maryam Abakar (35) owing to complications in childbirth, as there were no midwives available.

Police Corporal Abdullah Abbo was shot dead in his home at El Masani district of El Fasher in North Darfur on Tuesday. One of his family members said that he was killed by unknown gunmen.


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