The Sudanese Red Crescent has mobilised volunteers to provide the destitute with food and other relief items as well as medical help. They have also undertaken an extensive information campaign on sanitation and the prevention of water-borne diseases. An increasing number of cases of diarrhoea and malaria are being diagnosed, as well as respiratory infections.
Immediate needs include food, tents, blankets, charcoal and medicines. National Society resources and stocks are nearly exhausted. The Federation has released 90,000 Swiss francs from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund and plans to launch an appeal soon.