Dangerous Living Situations at Kalma Camp in South Darfur Nyala.

On august 8, 2022 in Kalma camp south Darfur Nyala. The situation for internally displaced persons (IDP) near Nyala, the capital of South Darfur State, Thousands of homes were destroyed in the camp.  The living Standard for the IDPs is Dangerous for various factors.

The houses were destroyed as a result of the heavy rain and torrential rains from the valley in the northeast, where the water overflowed and caused severe damage to the properties and homes of the displaced. This comes at a time when there is a lack of sufficient food in the Camp for a period of more than three months, this made the IDPs unable to resist the most minor disease, and it resulted in malnutrition of children, death of pregnant women, the elderly, and unknown diseases among the displaced.

There exists a phenomenal of food exchanged for cash within the camp at a time when the country has a food gap, the Camp receives 39,000 SP per month in total, and this puts the rate at 4,000 SP per person, which is insufficient for today’s requirements per capita out of the total number of displaced persons, whose number exceeded 300,000.

Background of Kamla camp for IDPs, Kalma camp was established in February 2004 and is located about 15 km east of Nyala town, in Bileil locality. With a population of 126,200 people, Kalma is one of the largest IDP camps in Darfur, according to the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This includes 83,350 people who were displaced and arrived in the camp between 2004 and 2011; 27,100 people who came between April and May 2013, and 15,740 people who arrived between February and March 2014.

DNMD is very much concerned about the deteriorating living situation at the Kalma IDPs Camp which is in violation of their right to adequate living and it’s on this basis, that we call upon; the United Nations, the International Security Council, the international community, the European Union, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, human rights organizations and the UNITAMS mission, to intervene immediately and urgently to save the displaced and to determine the situation on the ground.

For more information, contact Mohammed Hassan, Executive Director, DNMD at email: hassan.m@darfurmonitors.org and on Tel: (+256)752792112 (+249)924638036.

More information is available from Mohammed Hassan, Executive Director, DNHR.

Email: hassan.m@dnhr.org

Phone: (+256)752792112 or (+249)924638036

P.O. Box: 144218