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Yida - 20 Mar 2012

700 refugees seeking daily health care in Yida camp

Health centres at Yida camp in South Sudan have complained of a lack of resources to support an increase in infections amongst children and mothers at the camp.

'Families have to sleep on the ground because of a lack of matresses and shelter along with the cold weather, this is causing a significant rise in infections', said Ezekial Quinn, a medical assistant at the camp.

The health centres are currently stretching resources to see around 700 cases a day, added Quinn.

He appealed to state authorities to provide the camp with more facilities to accomodate the large numbers of people seeking treatment at the camp.