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June 18, 2010

Darfur camps Mershing and Abu Shouk lack food, supplies

Date: 17 Jun 2010
 The displaced persons in Mershing camp in South Darfur are suffering from a humanitarian crisis, the residents say. They face an acute food shortage, since food was not distributed for them for a period of sixty days. One of the residents in the camp said they are struggling to get food after the humanitarian organizations halted disbursements of food.

People living in Abu Shouk displaced camp spoke about the deteriorating nutritional situation and poor security. Refugees have gone without food from humanitarian organizations for a period of three months, according to one displaced person who spoke with Radio Dabanga from the camp. He added that there is  malnutrition in the camp along with water shortages and a deteriorating health situation. The displaced person speaking with the radio station  accused the government of using policies of oppression and starvation in order to break up the camps.
Reporters from Radio Dabanga, based in Chad,  provide an outstanding service, transmittiing information to and from Darfur’s  refugees and displaced persons. http://www.radiodabanga.org
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