When 12.000 refugees were eventually transferred to Bambasi in July, nearly a quarter of the children under 5 suffered from acute malnutrition. Other refugees would have chosen to return to Sudan.<br/>
After vaccinated the children against measles, MSF opened a treatment center for malnutrition in Bambasi camp and distributes nutritional supplements to the most vulnerable until the situation stabilizes.
*** Local Caption *** For over a year, nearly 40,000 Sudanese have fled the bombing of the Sudanese army in Blue Nile region to seek refuge in Ethiopia. About 18,000 of them lived in the camp of Ad-Amazin, about twenty kilometers from the border. End of April 2012, the Ethiopian authorities decided to close the camp, which was considered too close to Sudan, and move the refugees to a new site located near Bambasi in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region, with a capacity of 20,000 people and more than hundred kilometers from the Sudanese border. Humanitarian assistance, particularly food distribution and health care, has been interrupted end of April 2012 by the Ethiopian authorities for more than 2 months following violent protests by the refugees who refused to leave Ad Amazin, where they were exploiting gold.