MSF clinic in Zamzam camp, North Darfur, Sudan.

News24 | At least one child dying every two hours in Sudan's Zamzam camp, charity reports

At least one child dies every two hours in the Zamzam camp for displaced people in war-torn Sudan, French charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Monday, urging an international response. A war broke out in Sudan, one of the world's poorest countries, in April last year, leading to a humanitarian collapse. The conflict has already displaced more than nine million people, according to UN figures.

The Zamzam camp in North Darfur is one of the largest camps for displaced people in the country. "What we are seeing in Zamzam camp is an absolutely catastrophic situation. We estimate that at least one child is dying every two hours in the camp," Claire Nicolet, head of MSF's emergency response in Sudan, said in a statement. That amounted to around 13 child fatalities a day, she added.

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