South Sudan

During the three months in Bor, I never saw a patient nor their family shed a drop of tear. 
 
“Doctor, doctor! Please come immediately!” Mama Teresa, our head nurse grabbed my hand the second I jumped off the MSF car in front of the office. 
 
“Come, come!” she urged.
 
My name is Gatkuoth. I am 31 years old. I am a Community Health Worker for MSF. I am from Payak in Leer County, South Sudan. I was in Bentiu in 2014 when war erupted. I went back to Payak, where we had a tea shop. Although armed men were shooting, we did not need to run from their vehicles in Payak...
The recent civil war in South Sudan has been heating up and our surgical team at Bor has received a request for assistance from another MSF project located at Old Fangak. 
 
The protracted conflict in South Sudan’s Mayendit and Leer counties is having a profound effect on the local population, says Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Men, women and children are regularly forced to flee their homes to escape fighting, and struggle to access...
As a humanitarian aid worker, I have always had conflicting wishes. On the one hand, I hope to save more lives, but on the other hand I pray the world no longer need aid workers, there are no more wars or natural disasters.
Nyajuba (Nya) 5 years old was playing with her 8 year old sister near their home when shooting started. Sensing danger, her sister picked Nya up and together they ran to the bush. As they ran, Nya was hit by a stray bullet on her right arm. Admist the panic and fearing she was dead; Nya’s sister...
In the week following fighting in Juba, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have treated more than 2700 patients in four clinics across the capital city of South Sudan. The organization is also supplying clean drinking water in Juba and performing surgeries for people more seriously wounded...
MSF’s teams in Juba are now responding to some of the medical needs that arose following the fighting and we continue to look at ways to provide people with more assistance. Yesterday a team of four ran mobile clinics at the St Theresa Church where 2,500 people were taking refuge. The team focused...
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