This was reported in the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ Humanitarian Bulletin for March 9 -15. It also reports that there are 3.1 million displaced people in the country (2.5 million of these are in the western part of Sudan, aka Darfur). It also gives you an idea of what the UN and partner organizations have to do for large numbers of displaced people. Check it out, it’s only four pages long:
We now have set up the basic parts of this site. Over the coming days we will be adding information about the Board of Directors of DOHS, plus some other writing about life in Darfur and the US. We are also happy to report that work is going well on our first literacy book, that our translator list has been around for months and that we are talking with an NGO about funding their work overseas.
This was brought about by an increased number of people in the camp, and a lack of water sources. And since Zam Zam camp is so large, new arrivals to the camp live further away from water sources (as much as 3 km). Imagine having to walk that far and wait over twenty-four hours for drinkable water.