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Two children drown in Kalma camp, South Darfur

July 19 - 2015 KALMA CAMP
The bodies of the two children before being buried (Radio Dabanga correspondent)
The bodies of the two children before being buried (Radio Dabanga correspondent)

On Saturday, a boy (14) and a girl (15) drowned in a pit at Kalma camp for the displaced in Nyala locality, South Darfur.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, Saleh Eisa, general-secretary of Kalma camp reported that Muammar Abdelrahman Ibrahim and Malak Ibrahim Saleh drowned in a pit dug to produce mud bricks.

“The torrential rains of Thursday filled the pits and pools at the camp to the rim,” Eisa explained, and called on “the UN and organisations working in the field of water and environment to fill up the pits and pools, and create dykes to prevent water streams pouring into the camp from the nearby valley”.

On Thursday, 761 houses in Kalma camp were partially or completely destroyed by heavy rains.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have jointly prepared an inventory with the number of families affected by rain and the extent of their damage. 

 


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