Via Radio Dabanga: More children die in Central Darfur refugee camp. Excerpt:
Ten Chadian refugees, including six children, have died in two weeks, because of an unknown fever spreading in a camp in Azum locality, Central Darfur. A medical source in El Gezira state released that 79 people died of malaria this year.
Eisa Ahmed Saeed, the chairman of the health committee in Um Shalaya camp, told Radio Dabanga that the death toll has risen from eight to ten since Thursday. One of the two deceased was a 2-year-old, Ismail Abdallah Adam. The other was an 11-year-old girl, Hawa Abdallah Mohamed. They died from high fever, diarrhoea, and swelling of the body on Sunday.
Saeed revealed that a delegation of the Central Darfur Health Department, headed by its director of Epidemiology Ahmed Zein, paid a visit to the camp on Thursday. They learned about the rising number of deaths, the causes of death, and the symptoms of the unknown fever.
“The delegation pledged to send a group of doctors in a week’s time, to identify the viruses in the region,” Saeed said.