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Malnutrition reaches alarming level in Darfur, Sudan

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7441.664-c (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:664
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. Nairobi

    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has found “alarming nutritional needs” in war torn Darfur, western Sudan.

    “MSF is extremely concerned about the food security of the population of Darfur and fears that continued violence and insecurity, coupled with an insufficient international response, means that the situation can only deteriorate,” warned the organisation.

    During a two day vaccination drive among 4900 children in the town of Garsila, western Darfur, MSF staff identified 111 severely malnourished children and 387 moderately malnourished children.

    In February, MSF reported “catastrophic mortality rates” and “newly displaced people living in extremely precarious conditions.” In early March it reported a …

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