Large numbers of displaced people in Zamzam camp, south of North Darfur's capital city, face humanitarian conditions which can be described as “tragic and disastrous”, and shortages of food and medicines.
“About 89,000 people arrived in Zamzam in the year 2014-2015,” an activist in the camp reported to Radio Dabanga. “Some of them were registered by the humanitarian organisations while others were not. The problem is that none of them have been receiving any of the food that is distributed in the camp.”
The children's emergency hospital in Omdurman has received, within the past two weeks, 53 cases of meningitis, amid the severe heat wave that swept central Sudan. Residents in parts of Khartoum are not receiving drinking water, and went out to protest against the supply's disruption.
A hospital official reported the number of meningitis cases on Thursday.
The commander of the military garrison in Tawila, North Darfur, has taken measures to prevent further assaults on the population of the locality.
Omda Mukhtar Bosh, coordinator of the Tawila camps for the displaced, informed Radio Dabanga that Commander Ayoub Mustafa Mohamed had invited village elders and herders for a meeting on Tuesday.
“The commander told them that from Wednesday onwards, force will be used against any soldier or militiaman, who dares to assault and rob civilians in the locality.”
The residents of the Kassab camp for the displaced in Kutum locality are suffering from a severe shortage of drinking water since three weeks. The displaced in Saraf Umra locality are complaining about a deterioration of basic services in the camps.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a Kassab camp activist reported that 11 out of the 20 water pumps at the camp broke down.
A child was killed in El Hawata, El Gedaref state in eastern Sudan, during a storm on Thursday.
Dozens of people were injured during the extremely strong winds, a resident of El Hawata town told Radio Dabanga.
The winds came from all directions,” he said. “The roofs of most government institutions, the police station, and the general hospital were blown off. Dozens of power lines collapsed.”