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Newly displaced in South Darfur's El Salam camp still live rough

September 23 - 2015 EL SALAM CAMP
Newly displaced hosted at an El Salam camp school, 9 March 2014 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
Newly displaced hosted at an El Salam camp school, 9 March 2014 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

The nearly 34,000 newly displaced who sought refuge in El Salam camp near Nyala, capital of South Darfur, this year are living in dire humanitarian conditions, says camp sheikh Mahjoub Adam Tabaldiya.

The sheikh informed Radio Dabanga that “all the 33,873 newly displaced, whether they have received food ration cards or not, are living in abysmal conditions after food distribution stopped three months ago for 29,873 of them.

“They also have not received covers, plastic sheets, blankets and other household needs thus far,” he said.

Tabaldiya appealed to “humanitarian organisations, philanthropists and the Zakat [Muslim alms] Chamber to intervene before Eid El Adha [Feast of the Sacrifice] starts on Thursday, and provide the displaced with food, new clothes, and perhaps some sweets for the children”.


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