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S.Sudanese, Ethiopian children dying in Sudan refugee camps -UN

Author: Lasuba Memo | Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Some of the makeshift homes inside the informal settlement site. Photo credit/ NRC

The UN refugee agency reportedly says many South Sudanese and Ethiopian children are dying in the refugee camps in Sudan.

At least 1,200 children in refugee camps in Sudan have died since May because of measles and malnutrition, the BBC cited According to the UN children’s agency (Unicef) as saying.

Many thousands more, including new-borns, are at risk of death before the end of the year, it says.

More than 50,000 children require treatment for the most lethal form of malnutrition every month in Sudan.

But Unicef says the war has forced several feeding centers to close.


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