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More than 11,000 displaced living rough in Darfur’s Jebel Marra

March 16 - 2015 JEBEL MARRA
(file photo)
(file photo)

The entire population of 13 villages near Golo in western Jebel Marra, Central Darfur, who fled attacks by government forces last January, are living in an extremely dire humanitarian situation.

“More than 11,000 people sought refuge in the area of Bouri, about 1km west of Golo,” one of the villagers informed Radio Dabanga.

“We are living in caves and under trees, with little water and food. The people are trying to survive on what they find in the neighbourhood. Most of the children have diarrhoea, and measles is spreading rapidly, while we do not have access to any form of health care.”

He urged relief organisations to provide assistance “as soon as possible”.

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