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Livestock disease, fire in camp for displaced in Central Darfur

April 2 - 2019 BINDISI
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) officers conduct a medical treatment for animals in North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) officers conduct a medical treatment for animals in North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

People in Central Darfur’s Bindisi locality have complained about the deaths of dozens of donkeys and horses from an unknown disease. A fire has destroyed more than 20 homes in a camp for displaced people in Bindisi.

Residents reported to Radio Dabanga that the disease among the animals seems to have appeared in the area two weeks ago. They pointed out that one of the symptoms of the disease is severely coughing.

They appealed via Radio Dabanga to the authorities to intervene quickly to eliminate the disease.

Last week people in South Darfur reported that because of the shortage of fuel to operate water pumps, livestock in Kubu died of thirst.

Fire

On Sunday, a fire broke out in the camp for displaced people in Bindisi. It destroyed more than 20 houses with all their contents, along with food and agricultural crops.

One of the sheikhs of the camp said that the fire left dozens of people affected by the fire in the open without shelter.

In March, a fire in Um Dukhun, Central Darfur, destroyed more than 200 houses, large amount of food, crops and a number of livestock.


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