N. Darfur displaced travel to El Fasher clinics amid 'poor security'

Report
from Radio Dabanga
Published on 12 Mar 2013 View Original

The “lack of medical services” in two North Darfur camps is forcing its residents to travel to El Fasher amid the “poor security situation” on the roads, according to the displaced.

The population of Shangil Tobay and Shadad, located in Shangil Tobay, said organizations responsible for the camps’ medical services left almost one year ago, what created the services’ disruption.

Besides the poor security conditions between Shangil Tobay camp and El Fasher, the displaced noted that the traveling costs between both areas is “unaffordable”.

One of the camps’ sheikhs told Radio Dabanga on Monday about the prevalence of diarrhea and coughing among children and the “suffering of the women in labor” who cannot resort to health centers.

The sheikh appealed to all international organizations and to the United Nations to provide health services to the displaced of Shangil Tobay camps.

He also said that several names have disappeared from food rations’ lists and he is asking for a solution to this problem, noting the condition of the displaced is bad and they need “immediate support”.