UN condemns plight of 20,000 displaced persons in southern Sudan
|The situation in South Sudan has deteriorated significantly after the conflict started in December 2013. | Photo: EFE (reference)|
The head of the UN Mission in Sudan (Unmiss, by its acronym in English) South, David Shearer, condemned on Thursday the difficult situation for 20,000 people displaced by the violence on the West Bank of the Nile, in that country.
“The Shilluk in Malakal population abandoned the city and 33,000 people took refuge in the camp administered by the Unmiss, we are very concerned about fighting to expand once more in the region of the Nile high,” said Daniel Dickinson, spokesman for the mission.
More than one million children under five years of age suffer malnutrition acute in Sudan in the South, especially in the Northeast and Northwest of the country, the UN Office for the coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Tuesday.
Photo: EFE some 300,000 women pregnant also suffer from malnutrition serious, by what the figure of deaths among them mothers increased, explained the organism in a connected.
The crisis is due to “the lack of food, drinking water and the lack of medical facilities in most parts of the country”, he added.
The Organization of the United Nations (UN) and humanitarian agencies in southern Sudan asked on Monday the international community 1,600 million dollars to cover the basic needs of some six million people of that country.
The data: the situation in Sudan of the South is has deteriorated significantly after the conflict started in December of 2013.
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