Conditions in this malaria-infested and swampy land are grim, a perfect breeding ground for the clouds of flies that descend constantly on weakened children. Around 62 000 people are now crammed into Yida in Unity state, fleeing bombs and hunger in Sudan’s former bread-basket state, where Khartoum has been battling rebels for over a year, as well as in Blue Nile state, according to the UN...

MSF emergency co-ordinator Foura Sassou said the main problem in the camp was now diarrhoea and malaria which “make people malnourished, especially the children”...

In nearby beds, already tiny babies with wrinkled skin and hands – wrapped in bandages to stop them pulling out feeding tubes – look enormous in foil sheets covering them to help bring down fever ...

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