South Sudan

South Sudan, the name of a country rarely heard in Hong Kong. This is where I work for MSF this time. 
 
Thousands of people fleeing violence in the contested border area between Sudan and South Sudan are in desperate need of food, water and medical care. MSF has launched an emergency intervention to assist them as they arrive, mostly empty-handed, in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state in South Sudan,...
The conflict that erupted in South Sudan little more than a year ago has left people more vulnerable to a deadly tropical disease known as kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis). The risk of infection increases as people are displaced by fighting into areas where the disease is prevalent and...
Children in parts of South Sudan are suffering from shocking rates of malnutrition, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). More than 13,270 children, most under the age of five, have been admitted to MSF feeding programmes in South Sudan so far this year, amounting to 73 percent of the 18,125...
MSF's hospital in Leer, South Sudan, was destroyed by unknown attackers four months ago. MSF project coordinator Sarah Maynard describes the devastation she witnessed on her return and the team's efforts to get medical services up and running again. "I'd been working in Leer hospital since...
Violence in hospitals and the destruction of medical facilities are denying medical services to many of South Sudan's most vulnerable people, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said in a report, South Sudan Conflict: Violence Against Healthcare . Since armed conflict erupted in South Sudan in December...
Mary Keji, 29 years old, with her children Matthew, 4 years old and Ludia, 2.5 years old. Both children are being treated for cholera. © Andreea Campeanu
Since the South Sudanese Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak in Juba, the country's capital, on 15 May 2014, more than 1,306* patients have been treated for the disease, and 29 people have died. *Latest official WHO report - Situation Report # 20 as at 23:59 Hours, 04 June 2014 This week...
MSF team member preparing the oral cholera vaccine. © Corinne BAKER/MSF
More than 315 cholera cases have been recorded in South Sudan since the Ministry of Health (MoH) officially declared an outbreak in the capital, Juba, on 15 May 2014. In other locations around the country there have been suspected cases that are awaiting laboratory confirmation. Médecins Sans...
© Hosanna FOX/MSF
Accounts of gruesome targeted killings; consequences of the violence leaves thousands in peril Juba, 28 April 2014: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns the unspeakable acts of violence in Bentiu, South Sudan, during and after a major battle on 15 April. Tens of thousands of people have had to...
© Aurelie BAUMEL/MSF
Lives at risk if action not immediately taken In a shocking display of indifference, senior United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) officials have refused to improve living conditions for 21,000 displaced people living in a flood-prone part of a UN compound, exposed to waterborne diseases...
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