A child with malaria who may also be malnourished has the circumference of his arm measured at a mobile health clinic.
Today we visited Goz Amer, refugee camp where just a few days ago, some children found a grenade, brought into their schoolroom where it exploded, severely wounding 18 children. This incident illustrates the fact that eastern Chad has become so militarized that unexploded ordinances are strewn around the camps, posing yet another threat to this already vulnerable population.
In the camp, I met Ameni Khamis Abakar, a 15 year-old girl, one of victims of the grenade explosion. She was laying on the ground, her blood stained bandages were covered in flies.
Four years ago Ameni’s village was attacked by Janjaweed.