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Mother commits suicide in El Salam camp, South Darfur

August 2 - 2015 EL SALAM CAMP
Mango orchard near Kalma camp in South Darfur, where clay has been extracted for brick-making (postconflict.unep.ch)
Mango orchard near Kalma camp in South Darfur, where clay has been extracted for brick-making (postconflict.unep.ch)

On Friday, a mother (35) of five committed suicide in El Salam camp for the displaced in Bielel locality, South Darfur.

She was found hanging from a tree, sheikh Mahjoub Adam Tabaldiya reported to Radio Dabanga.

He said that the harshness of life in the camp apparently pushed her to take her own life. “She became desperate when she could not feed her children anymore. Their father left her and the children to search for work elsewhere in Sudan some years ago but she had not heard from him since.”

Tabaldiya attributed the mother’s despair to the cutting of food rations and lack of job opportunities. He remarked that more displaced people took their own lives recently.

 


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