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2014-07-09

AFRICA/SUDAN - Torrential rains worsen the living conditions of hundreds of thousands of displaced persons

Nyala (Agenzia Fides) - The torrential rains that have hit South Darfur in recent days have destroyed hundreds of homes, particularly in the refugee camps in Kalma, Otash, El Salam, and Dereig. Over 1,500 shelters have been destroyed. The water and the floods have washed away homes and property assets, in addition to having damaged foodstuffs. Hundreds of families have ended up living outside without a roof, without food or medicine. Humanitarian organizations have been urged to accelerate aid, the supply of food, tents and plastic sheeting. The more than 3000 new IDP families living outdoors have lost even small stocks of food in their possession. In the El Salam camp a large number of residents, especially newcomers have been severely affected. About 4000 of them are living in makeshift shelters. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 09/07/2014)

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