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WHO: Darfur Humanitarian Crisis Seems to Have Eased

A humanitarian crisis in Sudan’s Darfur region, once called the world’s worst, appears to have eased, with the death toll from disease dropping, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said Tuesday. Although more information was needed, there were indications the numbers dying from hunger and infectious diseases among the western Sudan region’s more than 1.5 million refugees had fallen significantly, WHO crisis chief David Nabarro said. “The kinds of information that I am receiving on water supply, sanitation, food access and health services … would mean that the death rates are likely to have reduced,” he told journalists. Full Story

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