A growing number of children are malnourished in Sudan, according to the Ministry of Health.
The State Minster of Health announced in the Sudanese Parliament on Monday that there is an increased child malnutrition rate in the country. Sumaya Idris presented a report on the Ministry's performance for 2015 and the first quarter of this year.
Refugees in Yida camp, South Sudan, continue to suffer from the lack of aid. The people who have fled from Sudan's Nuba Mountains are facing the start of the rainy season without shelter and plastic sheets.
On Monday, a number of refugees in Yida, close to the border with Sudan, told Radio Dabanga that the majority of the camp residents have been living in the open during the past days.
“They suffer from the torrential rains and the winds,” one refugee said. “The winds cause a lot of material losses. Most tents have collapsed.”
May 23 - 2016 KABKABIYA
A lack of water threatens the displaced people sheltering in Sortony, next to a Unamid base, where militia members have blocked the roads for people and transport for nearly three weeks.
The Kabkabiya-Sortony road blockade entered its 17th day on Sunday, a camp coordinator in Kabkabiya locality told Radio Dabanga. Militiamen deny the displaced exit from Sortony to gather firewood, and there is a sharp decrease in the number of consumer goods at the site, the coordinator reported.
More than 41,000 displaced people in Kalma camp near Nyala in South Darfur have now been waiting ten months without aid.
On Wednesday, Kalma camp secretary-general Saleh Eisa, told Radio Dabanga that around 41,700 displaced people who have arrived at the camp since 2013 and 2014 have not received food rations for ten months.
He explained that relief organisations have refused to provide food rations for them under the pretext of their association with their villages where they have means of production.
A medical team representing several organisations was prevented from practicing their daily work in Zamzam camp for displaced people, near El Fasher city, on Monday.
Members of the security apparatus prevented the team of Sudanese medics from entering the camp and treating the displaced people.
A camp coordinator reported to Radio Dabanga that security agents stationed at the gate of El Fasher denied access to the medics, who work for the State Ministry of Health, on Monday morning. “They said the doctors did not have permission from the authorities.