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‘Lack of services in East Darfur’s Sheiria’: commissioner

March 31 - 2015 AD DAEIN
Water tank installed by Unamid at the Neem camp for the displaced in El Daein, East Darfur, on 17 March 2015. Severe shortages forced the camp residents to walk long distances in search of water. (Tahir Khurshid/Unamid
Water tank installed by Unamid at the Neem camp for the displaced in El Daein, East Darfur, on 17 March 2015. Severe shortages forced the camp residents to walk long distances in search of water. (Tahir Khurshid/Unamid

The commissioner of Sheiria locality, East Darfur, has acknowledged the lack of services in the area.

Speaking to reporters in the East Darfur capital of Ed Daein on Monday, Commissioner Mustafa Yousef admitted that the residents of Sheiria locality are suffering from insecurity, and a poor provision of clean drinking water, and health and educational services.

He expects that many people, who abandoned their villages in the locality in search of a safer place to live, will not be prepared to return, due to the lack of services.

The commissioner pointed to the existence of only one rural hospital in Sheiria locality, where currently one medical assistant is employed. This increases the suffering of the patients, he said, in particular pregnant women, who have to travel to Ed Daein for medical treatment.


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