Darfurian refugees at the Gaga camp, in East Chad claim the camp's children are suffering from outbreaks of diarrhea and vomiting. Sources informed Radio Dabanga that three children died so far and dozens are sick.
On Thursday a camp's resident, Adam Baraka, told Radio Dabanga his two-tear old daughter recently died as a result of vomiting and diarrhea after she had been transferred to a hospital in Abeche, East Chad. Baraka added that another two children also died recently because of the same symptoms.
A camp's medical source informed Radio Dabanga that there are currently six children at the Gaga clinic being treated for vomiting and diarrhea. He added there are many other cases of sick children at the camp. The source explained that often parents try treating their children with traditional medicine before bringing them to the hospital. In these cases, he said, children's health have already severely deteriorated.