Chechen children still dying despite aid effort

  • 2003-11-27
  • By Pierre Celerier, AFP
GROZNY - Lack of medical equipment and supplies is taking a daily toll on children in Russia's troubled southern republic of Chechnya where international aid is unable to cope in the fight against illness and malnutrition."We have the impression that the world has forgotten Chechnya. Every day one or two children die because of insufficient equipment or medication," said Sultan Alimkhadzhiev, head doctor at Grozny's children's hospital. The corridor has been freshly painted, but the emergency ward is a single room. A 6-month-old child suffering from septicemia lies on an adult's bed, crying...
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