9 W. Darfur camps dire conditions after agencies left: sources

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from Radio Dabanga
Published on 14 Feb 2013 View Original

Residents of nine displaced camps near El-Geneina, West Darfur, are facing dire conditions after humanitarian agencies left the sites months ago, sheikhs, leaders and activists told Radio Dabanga on Thursday.

UNAMID has reportedly halted its night patrols around the camps since the beginning of January, the sources said.

In addition, the distribution of grains has stopped for two months and the camps’ residents are now “receiving only lentils, sugar and salt”.

Health centers are “lacking medicines”, the sources continued, explaining that medical organizations left the camps six months ago before the ministry of health took responsibility for running the establishments.

Representatives of the following camps spoke with Radio Dabanga: Kirendink 1 and 2, Ardamata, Dorety, Riyadh, El-Sultan, Abuzer, Alhujaj and Jamiaat Zalingei.