UNAMID delivers medical supplies to North Darfur population

By United Nations - African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, May 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) airlifted on 21 May more than 1.5 tons of critically needed medical supplies to thousands of civilians in El Sereif and Saraf Omra localities, North Darfur.

The supplies, which included pharmaceuticals, laboratory supplies and other related items, were immediately transferred to medical facilities in these locations.

This joint effort came after more than 170 cases of Hepatitis "E" were reported in the areas, where, apart from the permanent population, more than 60,000 internally displaced persons have taken refuge.