There is a significant increase in the number of students applying for secondary schools in camps north of Nyala in South Darfur, amid a shortage of schools. New displacement from Jebel Marra seems the main driver.
The camp coordinator of Otash camp told Radio Dabanga on Sunday that Otash has only one secondary school for all children in the camp against at least 15 primary schools. He estimated that more than 90,000 people live in Otash.
Two children died of malnutrition on Thursday and many more are in danger among the displaced people taking refuge in the Lobe area, eight kilometres west of Deribat in East Jebel Marra.
About 2,500 people who fled from government attacks on Sorong, Rofta, and Boly in February, are reportedly suffering from difficult humanitarian conditions, with a lack of food and tents. Many of the children are malnourished.
Activists told Radio Dabanga that Hanan Babiker Eisa (8) and Ibrahim Hamid Jaafar (5) are the latest casualties.
July 20 - 2016
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 cases.
He attributed the causes of death to lack of health care in the camps, along with the lack of humanitarian aid provided by the organisations.
Camp residents in Shangil Tobaya in North Darfur have urged the Ministry of Education to provide better school services for the children in the camp.
Following a meeting between the camp's administration and a delegation of state educators on Monday, the coordinator of Shangil Tobaya camps said that there is a significant increase in the number of school dropouts in Kabkabiya locality.
Three bodies, including a child’s, were found drifting in Shangil Tobaya in North Darfur on Monday. The flash floods from the heavy rains have displaced dozens of families in the area.
An activist in the area, Sadig El Mehdi, told Radio Dabanga about his discovery in the Shangil Tobaya valley while he was on his way to his farm.
Homes have been destroyed by the floods in Naivasha camp during the past few days, leaving dozens of displaced families homeless. El Mehdi reported that they live out in the open in a very bad humanitarian situation.