A father and his family bury the body of a one and a half year old child who died from diarrhea. His disease was easily treatable but the number of infections among the 150,000 refugees have overwhelmed the few medical personel. Children are the most vulnerable and the first to die.
In the remote and inhospitable Jebel Marra mountains of southern Darfur, civilians are suffering and dying. The region has long been a stronghold for the rebel factions of the Sudanese Liberation Army (SLA) but is also home to large numbers of Janjaweed militia and government troops.
Caught in between the warring factions are hundreds of thousands of civilians, many of whom have been herded together after their villages were burned to the ground. In the crowded camps, epidemics like malaria, dysentarie and diarrhea regularly sweep through, overwhelming the abilities of the tiny makeshift hospitals.
- jan grarup
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