It has been over a month since Khartoum
According to aid workers, women and children, 60 percent of the 2.7 million people displaced since 2003, will be the hardest hit by the expulsions. With limited health options, women are resorting to “baladi” methods, a mixture of herbs and magic, to treat serious health conditions. Mastoura Hussein, a 22-year-old woman who lives in Abu Shouk Camp, has decided to seek the treatment of a traditional healer for her uterus inflammation, a risky alternative that she previously would not have considered.
Efforts to replenish basic necessities in camps may also lead to an increase in violence against women. For example, women may venture away from camps more often in search of water or firewood and consequently become more vulnerable to attacks.
Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has attempted to plug aid gaps by providing six
primary health center kits containing medicine and equipment in El Fasher,
capital of North Darfur State
It is also likely that the humanitarian consequences of the expulsions
will overwhelm the under-equipped international peacekeeping mission in Darfur