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Number Of Malaria Deaths, Cases Increasing In South Sudan Refugee Camp, MSF Warns

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malaria deaths skyrocket in South Sudan as people continue to flee fighting
“Malaria is killing three children each day in an overcrowded camp sheltering civilians in South Sudan, a medical charity said, as people continue to flee fighting despite an August peace deal that has yet to be felt on the ground. Malaria is ‘skyrocketing,’ with 4,000 patients receiving treatment each week — about four percent of the population of Bentiu camp, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said in a statement…” (Migiro, 9/23).

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