The displaced people living in El Batari camp in Kass locality, South Darfur, have complained about the bad health conditions, the spread of diseases, and the lack of health care from the authorities in the camps.
The camp coordinator told Radio Dabanga that typhoid, malaria, and diarrhoeal diseases are prevalent amongst the displaced, and the children in particular. The environment in the camps has deteriorated because of the accumulation of rainwater in the streets that lead up to Kass, the coordinator reported. “This has caused the spread of epidemic diseases amongst children.”
She appealed to the health authorities to bridge the streets and the water ponds so as to avoid diseases.
The camp leader further described a rise in prices and shortages of corn rations in the camps. She appealed to the World Food Programme to fill the acute shortage of corn rations. A mid of corn has risen to SDG 20 ($3.46), a bottle of oil to SDG 20, and the price of a piece of soap has risen to SDG 4 ($0,70).
File photo: The market in Kass (Radio Dabanga archive)