23 August 2012

Sudan: Diseases Spreading Rapidly in Darfur IDP Camps

Photo: Louise Roland-Gosselin/ Médecins Sans Frontières
Getting a check-up (file photo): The diseases reportedly affecting the camps are malaria, typhoid, skin conditions and diarrhoea.

Nyala — Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Darfur complain about rapidly spreading diseases such as malaria, typhoid, skin conditions and diarrhea, especially among children and the elderly.

The diseases spread in all IDP camps in Darfur, due to lack of medical treatment and the stagnant water in which flies and mosquitoes breed.

A medical source warned for an epidemic of several diseases and added that there is a lack of campaigns to fight malaria and environmental health issues.

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