Sudan: Displaced People Face Health Crisis

Sudan has recorded a sharp increase in cholera and malnutrition cases following continued and escalating conflict across the country.

Development Diaries reports that nearly 3,000 suspected cases of cholera and 95 related deaths have been reported across Gedaref, South Kordofan, Kassala, Khartoum, Al Jazirah, and Sennar states since the country declared a cholera outbreak in Gedaref State on 26 September, 2023.

Poor hygiene conditions and limited access to health care services for displaced people led to a sharp rise in cholera cases, according to the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Also, more than 3.1 million people are estimated to be at risk.

Between 30 September and 15 November, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) rose from 4.4 million to 5.1 million, figures from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) show.

A 31.6 percent increase in malnutrition has been recorded by the IRC in five clinics in Al Jazirah State from September to October 2023.

Development Diaries calls on all parties involved in the fighting to ensure the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure as mandated by international humanitarian law.

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