Displaced Women in Darfur Suffer Severe Depression

To say the least. This is not news to anyone that has been following the situation in Darfur, but the women in Darfur also have other necessities that are not being met.

A new study of internally displaced women in Sudan’s South Darfur illuminates the bleak status of women’s mental health in the volatile region. The study, which will be published in January by the International Medical Corps (IMC), found that although humanitarian aid helps meet women’s basic nutritional needs, the mental health of displaced women in Darfur is largely neglected.

Since the Darfur crisis began in 2003, more than 2 million people have been displaced internally within Sudan or have fled to nearby Chad. Though the region is difficult for aid workers and researchers to access, IMC was able to examine displaced women in refugee camps in South Darfur.

It gets worse. Read the rest of the article, and read the report from the International Medical Corps here.

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