Country/Region

November 19, 2014

South Sudan has been torn apart by a political crisis for almost a year now, making the delivery of health care an on-going challenge. Even in the West, so far unaffected by the fighting, supply chains for diagnostic tests and drugs have been cut off and people are suffering. Even though Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is present in five areas in the West, teams are not able to help everyone who needs it.

November 10, 2014

The Primary Health Care Center in Pamat, run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is one of very few places in the north of Aweil, South Sudan, where people can get treatment when they are sick. About 1,500 patients are treated per week at the health center and the numbers are increasing with time. During the rainy season, malaria is the most common disease.

September 15, 2014

 

A camp in a lake, a flooded hospital, and huts under water. With the onset of the rainy season, the tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees in Lietchuor, Ethiopia, are even more vulnerable. This was Lietchuor refugee camp at the end of August—a lake of half-submerged huts. Water stagnates on the flat, bare terrain, making the camp uninhabitable for the 36,000 refugees during the rainy season. The only dry area is alongside the road running through the camp.

September 15, 2014

 

Doctors working in refugee camps know all too well that epidemics spread rapidly in settings like these and that more emergency immunization campaigns are needed to prevent them. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) wants to make pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), which can prevent deadly diseases, systematically available in emergency settings.

July 07, 2014

Violence in hospitals and the destruction of medical facilities are denying medical services to many of South Sudan's most vulnerable people.

May 12, 2014

As war rages on, 90,000 South Sudanese people have fled their country and taken refuge in camps in the Gambella region of Ethiopia.

April 14, 2014

The MSF team was forced to suspend medical activities at the Malakal Teaching Hospital after it was attacked. When the team returned five days later, they found a horrifying scene.

February 28, 2014

 
In Juba's Tomping camp, living conditions are extremely poor. The camp is overcrowded, with only 10 square meters for every person, and water and sanitation are also major problems. More than fifty people have to share the same latrine, which is above the emergency threshold standard for such a setting.
 

August 22, 2013

In order to prevent the diseases that killed many refugees in Yida camp, South Sudan, in 2012, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a water and sanitation program and begun a vaccination campaign for children. The campaign was pushed back to start now, during the logistically difficult rainy season, because MSF had to engage in lengthy negotiations to get the vaccine at an affordable price.

June 21, 2013

When Jawaher fled the bombing in her native Sudan and crossed the border into South Sudan, she only took three of her children and the clothes on their backs. She was forced to leave her eldest child and embark on a month-long journey to a refugee camp where she and the other children would be safe. She is now being trained as a midwife assistant by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), but she really wants to go home.

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