According to the Sudanese Ministry of Health, 55 people have died of watery diarrhoea in the country. More than 2,600 are affected.
Blue Nile state is the most affected state, Under Secretary of the Health Ministry, Esam Abdallah, told the press in Khartoum on Friday morning. He added that about 1,000 tons of waste has been removed from the affected areas.
Displaced people in Darfur complain about the spread of malaria, deterioration of health services, and soaring prices of medicines.
“There is not a family here in Murnei camp without a member infected with malaria,” the coordinator of the Murnei camps in told Radio Dabanga. “The people have to be taken over a distance to the hospital of Murnei, as there are no health centres in the camps anymore.”
The only health clinic in Bindisi camp in Central Darfur is serving about 21,000 displaced people. A camp sheikh said that the clinic is overcrowded with patients.
Eight people died of acute watery diarrhoea in El Suki, Sennar state, over the weekend, according to medical sources. Blue Nile state has the highest mortality rate of Sudan.
The hospital in Sinja, the state capital, has received 18 new cases from around the city. The total number of cases number 260, a medical source reported in yesterday's news.
The deteriorating situation in and around the refugee camp in Calais has not deterred the refugees and migrants fleeing from conflict areas in Africa and the Middle-East, to take shelter near the French port city. Amongst them are many Sudanese migrants. The encampment remains the most popular site to continue their long journey to the United Kingdom. Reporting from the 'Jungle', Radio Dabanga will release stories, interviews and photos over the coming period.
The death toll of diarrhoeal diseases in Blue Nile state has reportedly risen to 23. In eastern Sudan two people are dying each day since mid-August. In El Gezira six people died of the disease last week. Medics warn for the spread of cholera.
At least 628 people are suffering from diarrhoeal diseases in Blue Nile state, medical cadres told reporters in Ed Damazin on Sunday.