Via ReliefWeb, a report from Radio Dabanga: Unknown disease kills three, 14 infants die of diarrhoea in Darfur.
Three people died of an unknown disease in the Garsila camps for the displaced in South Darfur. In the Kabkabiya camps, North Darfur, 14 infants died of diarrhoea during the past two weeks.
“On Monday afternoon, a number of people in the camp started to complain about a terrible headache. They began bleeding from the mouth too. On Tuesday, Hawa Ishag Ibrahim (35) suddenly fell dead from her donkey, while she was on her way back from her farmland”, a sheikh told Radio Dabanga from Jeddah camp.
“On the same day, Hawa Abu Shouk died after childbirth of the same symptoms, and on Wednesday a 12-year old student, Mohamed Salah, died.”
The sheikh demanded from the South Darfur State authorities and UN health agencies to access the area, conduct tests, and provide the required treatment.
In the six Kabkabiya camps in North Darfur, 14 infants aged between one month to two years and a half, died within the past two weeks of diarrhoea and vomiting, a displaced informed Radio Dabanga.
“There are at least 100 other similar cases in the camps. The children are weak anyhow because of chronic malnutrition,” she said.