Khartoum - Post Report Question and Answers

What do people who suffer from environmental or food allergies need to know?

Those with asthma will find it difficult to breathe in Khartoum. Those with food allergies will need to be diligent in translating labels. - Feb 2018

Food allergies are not a recognized problem, so if you have an allergy, be sure to ask about ingredients if you're out at a restaurant. Be very vigilant. Bring as many meds as you can in case you have a reaction. As mentioned, there is a med unit at the embassy that can treat allergic reactions, but if you get seriously ill, you're in trouble. - May 2017

Bring Zpacs, epi-pens, pepto, immodium. There is a full-time doctor and food allergies and/or reactions are common. - Nov 2016

Dust/sand. It is difficult to find gluten-free or other specialized foodstuffs. There are several vegetarians & vegans here who do fine. - Oct 2016

See reference above regarding air quality. It's very bad. - Mar 2016

Dust allergies are the most common thing. Then you're subjected to burning trash at home and at work, which causes other issues. - Mar 2015

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