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'No health care in South Sudan Duro camp': Darfur refugee

July 7 - 2016 DURO REFUGEE CAMP
Heavy rains have left large areas flooded in the refugee camps in Upper Nile state, South Sudan (Oxfam/Alun McDonald)
Heavy rains have left large areas flooded in the refugee camps in Upper Nile state, South Sudan (Oxfam/Alun McDonald)

The refugees from Blue Nile and Darfur who sought shelter in the Duro camp in South Sudan's Upper Nile state are in dire need of health care and medicines.

“Afaf Feisal (3) died of malaria last week because her mother did not find treatment,” Suleiman Ibrahim Hammad, coordinator of the Darfur site of the camp reported to Radio Dabanga on Wednesday.

He said that malaria has spread throughout the camp. “15 people are in a critical condition. “Most of the refugees are chronically ill. Apart from malaria, almost all people are continuously coughing and many suffer from diarrhoea.”

Hammad attributed the spread of diseases to the lack of medical services and the poor sanitary environment in the camp, and urged relief agencies to intervene and provide health care “as soon as possible”.


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