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Medical stocks low in Kalima

Humanitarian sources told IRIN today that medical supplies are running out in the Kalima area of the eastern province of Maniema and the situation could turn critical in the coming months. Medicine stocks were looted and no new supplies have reached the region since July. According to local sources, just under 50 percent of the population is still living in the forest, and are reportedly suffering from diarrhoeal diseases. Currently, 21 health centers and four health posts are still functioning in the area. The situation in Kalima town is calm but a large military presence was reported, the sources added.

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