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Sudan: Doctor speaks of 'difficult' situation for Ethiopians at makeshift health centre03:15

Sudan: Doctor speaks of 'difficult' situation for Ethiopians at makeshift health centre

Sudan, Al Fashqa
December 2, 2020 at 20:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of Ethiopian refugees seeking treatment were seen at a makeshift health centre in the Al Fashqa region, Sudan on Monday, as migrants fleeing the armed conflict in Ethiopia continue to arrive in the country.

A crowd of refugees could be seen outside a health centre with the medical staff struggling to suitably treat all patients.

Doctor Kaidan Haluf spoke of a 'difficult' situation that presents many challenges, quoting the presence of waterborne diseases and a lack of financial capacity.

"The most diseases that come to us are malaria and stomach bacteria. We do not have medicine for those. Many diseases do not have any medicines," said a pharmacist.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), nearly 46,000 Ethiopian nationals fled to neighbouring Sudan since the start of November, 2,500 of which were registered on Friday alone.

The increasing numbers of refugees are already overwhelming the capacities of the country and are raising concerns about sanitation and hygiene according to UNHCR.

Sudan: Doctor speaks of 'difficult' situation for Ethiopians at makeshift health centre03:15
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Dozens of Ethiopian refugees seeking treatment were seen at a makeshift health centre in the Al Fashqa region, Sudan on Monday, as migrants fleeing the armed conflict in Ethiopia continue to arrive in the country.

A crowd of refugees could be seen outside a health centre with the medical staff struggling to suitably treat all patients.

Doctor Kaidan Haluf spoke of a 'difficult' situation that presents many challenges, quoting the presence of waterborne diseases and a lack of financial capacity.

"The most diseases that come to us are malaria and stomach bacteria. We do not have medicine for those. Many diseases do not have any medicines," said a pharmacist.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), nearly 46,000 Ethiopian nationals fled to neighbouring Sudan since the start of November, 2,500 of which were registered on Friday alone.

The increasing numbers of refugees are already overwhelming the capacities of the country and are raising concerns about sanitation and hygiene according to UNHCR.

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