UNICEF: Displaced people’s camps in Darfur overcrowded

UNICEF has issued a warning that camps for displaced persons in Darfur are filled to capacity, some with 50,000 to 100,000 people apiece.

After a visit to the region, UNICEF country representative Ted Chaiban said that “it’s absolutely critical that [a settlement to the conflict] happens now because we simply cannot absorb any more displaced…it’s been very difficult for humanitarian workers in Darfur. I think we should be very proud that we’ve held the line, that we’ve kept malnutrition levels down and mortality levels down, that we’ve been able to vaccinate so many children and that we’ve been able to get children in to school in the camps.”