20 January 2013

Sudan: Djabal Camp in East Chad Suffering From Food Shortages

Djabal Camp — More than 59 families from Djabal refugee camp in east Chad are facing a severe shortage of food, sources told Radio Dabanga. The shortage is caused by an insufficient amount of rations delivered to the camp. Additionally, more than 1345 refugees have reportedly not yet received their monthly food rations of oil and mixed flour.

Khater Angoy, head of Djabal camp, stated that more than 59 families have not yet received this month's food rations, due to the insufficient amount of rations delivered to the camp by the responbile humanitarian aid organization. Living conditions have turned critical, Angoy continued. He appealed to the World Food Programme and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to intervene and resolve the issues.

Educational services deteriorating

Furthermore, the headmasters of the camp's kindergarten and primary and secondary schools have submitted their demands to the American organization supporting education in east Chad refugee camps, during its visit to the camp's schools on Friday, 18 January.

The camp's educational supervisor, Mohamed Ahmed Juma'a told Radio Dabanga that the demands submitted by the three headmasters include information on the shortage of teachers and kindergarten centers, lack of furniture as well as the problems students face with enrollment at universities and higher educational institutes upon completing secondary school in the camp.

Copyright © 2013 Radio Dabanga. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.