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Malaria prevails in South Darfur camp

November 20 - 2015 NYALA
Women in Otash camp near Nyala waiting for the distribution of food, 2014 (UNDP Sudan)
Women in Otash camp near Nyala waiting for the distribution of food, 2014 (UNDP Sudan)

Displaced people in a camp near Nyala, South Darfur, complained again about the outbreak of malaria among the camp residents. Because of a lack of medicines, prices soar in the pharmacies.

A Sheikh in the camp told Radio Dabanga that “not a single home in the camp is free of someone infected with malaria”. He explained that the ill and their families are directed by the health centres to buy their medicines from the pharmacies, because they are running short.

“The majority of the displaced people have no money to buy medicines,” he said, appealing to the authorities and humanitarian organisations to provide medicines to the camp.

In the beginning of November, the Sheikh reported that the number of mortality cases was on the rise because of malaria and overpriced medicines.


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