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Sudan’s worsening health conditions see children die of measles and malnutrition

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 20 September 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p2158
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

A lack of global attention on the crisis in Sudan is leading to the deaths of hundreds of children from preventable diseases and malnutrition, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned.

The agency said that more than 1200 refugee children aged under 5 died in nine camps in Sudan’s White Nile state from 15 May to 14 September from a combination of suspected measles and high malnutrition, among 3100 suspected cases. In other parts of the country more than …

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