Malnutrition rife in Central Darfur camps
July 21, 2016.
|A woman shows her food ration card, issued by the UN World
Food Programme (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)
2016 is proving to the “the worst year since
2010” for malnutrition and disease in the five camps for the displaced
at Zalingei in Central Darfur.
The coordinator of the camps of Central Darfur state, El Shafie
Abdullah, told Radio Dabanga that this year’s death toll due to
malnutrition among children and pregnant women has mounted to about 100
He attributed the causes of death to lack of health care in the
camps, along with the lack of humanitarian aid provided by the
Regarding other humanitarian services, Abdullah said that about
110,000 displaced people of the five camps of Zalingei do not receive
food rations after the classification conducted by the World Food
Programme this year found 62,000 out of 172,000 displaced people
He called via Radio Dabanga on the humanitarian organisations to undo
this decision and provide humanitarian needs for the displaced people.