A child dies every two hours “Doctors Without Borders” warns of the situation of displaced people in western Sudan A child dies every two hours “Doctors Without Borders” warns of the situation of displaced people in western Sudan

A child dies every two hours “Doctors Without Borders” warns of the situation of displaced people in western Sudan

A child dies every two hours “Doctors Without Borders” warns of the situation of displaced people in western Sudan

Doctors Without Borders revealed that a displaced child dies every two hours in Zamzam camp for displaced people in North Darfur state, western Sudan, as a result of malnutrition, calling for an immediate expansion of the humanitarian response in order to save lives.

Doctors Without Borders confirmed, on Monday, that a child dies every two hours in Zamzam camp for displaced people in North Darfur state, western Sudan, due to malnutrition, calling for a broad humanitarian response.

The international organization stated in a statement published on its official website: “The malnutrition crisis in Zamzam camp, North Darfur, requires an urgent humanitarian response, as a child dies every two hours.”

It called for "collective mobilization of the international community and expanding the scope of the humanitarian response in an immediate and coordinated manner in order to save lives."

She explained, "A rapid assessment of nutrition and mortality, conducted by Doctors Without Borders, revealed a catastrophic situation in Zamzam camp, since the start of the conflict in Sudan in April 2023."

She added: "All malnutrition emergency levels have been reached."

Zamzam camp for displaced persons is one of the largest camps in Darfur, as it includes more than 400,000 displaced people as a result of the war in the region since 2033 between Khartoum and the Darfur Massa movements.

An analysis published last November by the global “Integrated Phase Classification of Food Security” initiative between 15 United Nations organizations and regional institutions revealed the suffering of 5 million and 830 thousand people in Sudan due to acute food insecurity, in the period between October October and November 2023.

Since mid-April 2023, the Sudanese army, led by the head of the Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces, led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo “Hemedti,” have been waging a war that has left more than 13,000 dead and more than 7 million displaced and refugees, according to the United Nations.


The European Union allocates 200 million euros to Mauritania to prevent the influx of migrants

The Spanish newspaper El Pais announced that the European Union will allocate about 200 million euros to help Mauritania prevent the influx of illegal immigrants.
According to the newspaper, the intense influx of boats from Mauritania to the Canary Islands over the past three months has caused concern among the Spanish authorities, who are pressuring the European Union for an initiative to allocate additional funds to Mauritania to solve the refugee crisis.

The newspaper indicated that of the more than 6,000 people who arrived in the Canary Islands in January of this year, 83% left Mauritania.

Spain supports the Mauritanian Coast Guard with annual subsidies of more than 10 million euros.

It is noteworthy that the European Union allocated 12.5 million euros for the period from 2022 to 2027 to combat illegal immigration in Mauritania.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will visit Mauritania this week, accompanied by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to open more opportunities to invest in the country's infrastructure and security and combat terrorism and illegal immigration, according to the newspaper.
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