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Sudanese refugees living at the Djabal camp in eastern Chad revealed that 15 donkeys have died in the past month due to a "mysterious disease" while many others are infected with it.

A camp's activist told Radio Dabanga on Friday that an organization that had been providing veterinary care at the site for the last years halted its work and closed the clinic.

As a result, refugees are currently not able to prevent their animals from contracting this "mysterious disease".

The activist appealed to international organizations working on veterinary care to address the issue at Djabal camp "before it is too late".

He stressed that donkeys are the only way refugees have to travel from camps to their farms and to collect firewood.