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|September 23, 2010|
By Radio Dabanga -- KALMA CAMP (22 Sep.) - Kalma Camp, which was completely blockaded to aid groups during part of August, is still under tight restrictions. New regulations imposed by the Humanitarian Aid Commission allow health organizations just two hours to enter the camp and depart, according to the internally displaced (IDPs) in the camp.
A sheikh from the camp said that the government commission requires the organizations to go through procedures at night in order to get authorization to visit Kalma. He noted that most of the two hours expires on the way to and from the camp. He claimed that this has resulted in the deterioration of the health situation in the camp. He warned of a health disaster if the conditions do not change. Between 17 and 19 September, eleven (11) children in the camp died of causes that nobody had been able to diagnose because of the absence of health organizations.