Residents in West Kordofan, as well as their livestock, are suffering from a lack of drinking water, as there are not enough pumping stations operative in Khuwei locality.
A villager in Awlad Bakhit reported about the situation to Radio Dabanga. “There are about 15 villages without a single water pump working. Those people and their livestock have to depend on drinking water from reservoirs.”
He expressed hope that the authorities will address the problem and provide water for both people and livestock.
The displaced of North Darfur’s Zamzam camp say that voluntary return to their areas of origin is out of the question under current conditions.
On Tuesday sheikhs, youths and women’s unions of the camp, which lies south of the North Darfur capital of El Fasher, met with an international delegation to discuss the security, food, and health situation in the camp, as well as voluntary return.
On Thursday, a vaccination campaign against meningitis among children was launched in North Darfur.
“We are targeting 293,575 children between one year and four years,” the head of the North Darfur immunisation department, Ahmed Mohamed El Doma, told the press in the capital El Fasher.
He appealed to the parents in the state to let their children be vaccinated to avoid contracting the deadly disease.
The Sudanese refugees in camp Treguine and Bredjing in eastern Chad have rejected voluntary return to their home areas in a meeting with a government delegation on Monday.
The death toll in the current watery diarrhoea outbreak in Sudan continues to rise as medical facilities struggle to cope. Babies, young children and the elderly are especially vulnerable.
Three people died including a basic school student at village 27 in Um El Ghura locality of in El Gezira state. 17 more cases have been registered.