Report: A Child Dies Every Two Hours in Sudan Camp

    Report: A Child Dies Every Two Hours in Sudan Camp
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    The Facts

    • According to a report published on Monday by Doctors Without Borders, at least one child dies every two hours in the Zamzam camp, one of the largest and oldest displacement camps, located in Sudan's state of North Darfur.

    • The medical aid organization alleges that at least 13 minors are losing their lives every day to severe malnutrition. Furthermore, the worst affected are children aged between six months and two years, with about 15% suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

    The Spin

    Establishment-critical narrative

    The children's unimaginable suffering and the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Sudan must be a wake-up call for all countries and institutions worldwide who take their "values" seriously. The international response has failed to provide assistance to the suffering population or hold warring parties accountable. Global indifference is costing lives, and Sudan is sad proof of the so-called international community's failure and double standards.

    Pro-establishment narrative

    The suffering of Sudan's children is indeed a scar on the conscience of the international community. However, the complexity and multi-layeredness of this crisis and the immense challenges it poses can't be underestimated. The UN is determined to launch its largest-ever humanitarian operation for Sudan to reach millions of displaced persons. With the international community's help, addressing at least the most acute suffering and developing long-term humanitarian solutions will be possible.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 50% chance that the rate of deaths (per 100,000 people) from global conflict will be at least 1.8 in 2025, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

    Establishment split



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