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16 Aug 2004 description

As the International Red Cross continues to increase its humanitarian response both in Darfur and in Chad, aiming to assist the displaced population of Darfur, the health situation is worsening with the onset of rains. Currently the main illnesses affecting the displaced population are diarrhoea and malaria, and acute respiratory infections are also on the rise.

There is an overall lack of appropriate hygienic conditions and a shortage of medical supplies.

02 Aug 2004 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Federation) is taking the responsibility for the establishment and management of a camp for 20,000 refugees at Treguine, in Eastern Chad, near the two existing UNHCR camps in the region.

19 Jul 2004 description

At a time when aid workers and the international community continue to express grave concern for the plight of over one million people in the Darfur province of western Sudan, Australians have shown compassion responding swiftly and generously to the Sudan Emergency Appeal of Australian Red Cross by donating $100,000 of vital funds to assist those in need of drinking water, shelter and food.

07 Jun 2004 description

The United Nations is calling it one of the world's worst humanitarian crises with almost one million people from the western Sudanese province of Darfur on the move, seeking shelter and assistance. With the conflict brewing since early 2003 hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people urgently require humanitarian assistance including health care, nutritional support, shelter and clean water. The situation is exacerbated by the upcoming rainy season. Responding to the crisis, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is mounting a large-scale humanitarian assistance operation.

14 May 2004 description

Almost one million people require urgent humanitarian assistance including clean drinking water, food and shelter supplies as well as health and medical support in the western Sudanese province of Darfur, which has been devastated by a conflict forcing people to flee their homes, warns Australian Red Cross.