The increasing spread of diseases in Garsila camps, West Darfur, led to the death of 22 displaced persons in the first half of October, camp representatives told Radio Dabanga, on Tuesday October 16.
A camps' sheikh told Radio Dabanga that residents of three of Garsila's camps (Jeddah, Ardeeba and Jebelain) are facing critical health conditions as diseases like malaria, dry cough and diarrhea are spreading rapidly.
He added that mainly children and elderly are suffering.
The sheikh said that shortage of medicine, and its high costs when available, have contributed to the aggravation of the health conditions in Garsila camps.
He appealed to humanitarian organizations and local authorities to provide treatment, medication and mosquito nets for the displaced residents of Garsila camps.
The sheikh added to Radio Dabanga that providing these essential needs is one of the state's responsibilities.