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Malnutrition rife in Central Darfur camps

July 20 - 2016 ZALINGEI
A displaced woman shows her food ration card, issued by the UN World Food Programme (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)
A displaced woman shows her food ration card, issued by the UN World Food Programme (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)

2016 is proving to the “the worst year since 2010” for malnutrition and disease in the five camps for the displaced at Zalingei in Central Darfur.

The coordinator of the camps of Central Darfur state, El Shafie Abdullah, told Radio Dabanga that this year’s death toll due to malnutrition among children and pregnant women has mounted to about 100 cases.

He attributed the causes of death to lack of health care in the camps, along with the lack of humanitarian aid provided by the organisations.

Regarding other humanitarian services, Abdullah said that about 110,000 displaced people of the five camps of Zalingei do not receive food rations after the classification conducted by the World Food Programme this year found 62,000 out of 172,000 displaced people ineligible.

He called via Radio Dabanga on the humanitarian organisations to undo this decision and provide humanitarian needs for the displaced people.


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