AFRICA/SUDAN - The freezing cold weather causes the death of many malnourished children

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 malnutrition  


Deribat (Agenzia Fides) - A wave of icy cold weather continues to cause the death of several children in the western region of Sudan. Already a few weeks ago a group of malnourished children did not resist the cold.
According to local witnesses in Dola, in addition to the lack of food, blankets, heated shelters, and the absence of health centers and medicines in the mountainous area, a serious cold wave has hit the south of Deribat.
The bombing on villages and agricultural land have forced many residents to flee to displacement camps or to seek refuge in the mountains. In the fields of the eastern Jebel Marra area most of the elementary schools open an hour later in the morning to avoid the intense cold. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 11/01/2016)