Darfur displaced living rough

July 11, 2016.

A displaced family in Darfur (OCHA)

Residents of the various camps for the displaced
in Darfur complain about the spread of diseases and a shortage of health
care and medicines.

According to an activist in Tawila in North Darfur, many of the new
displaced villagers from Jebel Marra, “especially among children”,
suffer from malaria, chest infections, and malnutrition.

The only health centre for the residents of the Tawila camps, run by
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is overcrowded,
he told Radio Dabanga on Friday.

He appealed to the local authorities and humanitarian organisations
to help out the new displaced with food and medicines, and to improve
the medical services in the area.

El Geneina

The displaced people living in the camps near El Geneina, capital of
West Darfur, also complain about the lack of adequate health care, while
cases of malaria, and influenza, and diarrhoea are on the rise.

An elder of the Riyadh camp predicted that many more displaced may be
affected by the current rainy season because of a lack of tents and
plastic sheets.

South Darfur

The humanitarian situation in the Khor Abeche, Mershing, Dumma, and
Malam camps for the displaced in South Darfur is rapidly deteriorating,
multiple sources reported to this station.

They appealed through Radio Dabanga to the local authorities and
humanitarian organisations to provide medicines, mosquito nets, and
plastic sheets to the camp residents, and help them with draining the
water ponds caused by recent torrential rainfall.

SOURCE: Dabangasudan