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Darfur/Chad conflict -Kalma Camp, South Sudan - April 2005.

Women wait hours for their turn to receive rations from representatives of the WFP. Some of the food is resold in the local markets to raise money for the families.

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.

In recent months, the populations of the camps have started growing even more rapidly, not only because more villages are being destroyed but because large numbers of women are giving birth to the children of rape. The stigma associated with a rape child is crushing for the women. They are isolated by the rest of their family.

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Women wait hours for their turn to receive rations from representatives of the WFP. Some of the food is resold in the local markets to raise money for the families.<br />
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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. <br />
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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. <br />
<br />
In recent months, the populations of the camps have started growing even more rapidly, not only because more villages are being destroyed but because large numbers of women are giving birth to the children of rape. The stigma associated with a rape child is crushing for the women. They are isolated by the rest of their family.