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More people need health assistance as new crisis hit Darfur

New internally displaced people seeking shelter at Kalma Camp in Darfur.Thousands are affected by the new crisis in DarfurMore than 300 000 people are affected by the new wave of insecurity and violence across Darfur. This has generated enormous additional humanitarian needs since late February 2014. As of 14 April, the total cumulative number of people who have been affected by the new crisis stands at 332 819. This includes 214 495 people who remain displaced across all Darfur states, 63 419 people who returned to their areas of origin, and some other people who have been affected but not displaced. Returns mainly took place in Saraf Omra town in North Darfur after the security situation had improved. (Source: OCHA Sudan)

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More than 140 000 displaced people need health assistance

A large number of people from Upper Nile in South Sudan moved to White Nile in Sudan to escape the impact of the conflict in South Sudan. Most of the South Sudanese who arrived in Sudan are accommodated at the two camps in White Nile State.In Sudan, some 100 000 new internally displaced people in South Darfur and in North Darfur, and more than 45 000 South Sudanese who have arrived in the country, are in need of heath assistance.

The World Health Organization has distributed 25 basic health kits, one trauma kit, five rapid response kits and other essential medicines to six health partners providing services to displaced people in camps in South Darfur and White Nile states.

The main health risks in the camps are acute respiratory infections, malaria, acute watery diarrhoea and the importation of Guinea worm.

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