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A Field Hospital Run by Refugees in Chad Saves Lives of those who Fled Fighting in Darfur

Run by other doctors who escaped the violence, volunteers inside a small tent treat diseases like malaria and other health conditions. Dozens of refugees wait to see a doctor outside the tent, which is managed by a group of volunteers from Geneina, the capital of West Darfur. Ayman Abdallah Mousa, a doctor who volunteers at the clinic, said that malaria cases have kept the field hospital busy, but so have untreated chronic illnesses such as diabetes. The United Nations has warned that Sudan’s conflict has created a “humanitarian emergency of epic proportions,” with lack of food causing malnutrition. Lack of basic services have also resulted in numerous preventable deaths. Medical facilities have been targeted and looted.