Yann Libessart/MSF
*** Local Caption *** In Unity State, in northern South Sudan, MSF works since October 2011 in the Yida refugee camp, where are installed those fleeing fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Movement for the Sudan People's Liberation (SPLM-North) in the province of South Kordofan. From April 2012, the camp population has continually increased and reached 75,000 people in May 2013. Rainy season is now starting and MSF expects an increase of water-borne diseases during the next 6 months.
Between May 2012 and March 2013, 2,784 severely malnourished children were treated in the nutrition program. During this same period, MSF teams also performed nearly 90,000 primary health care consultations and admitted nearly 3,000 patients in its hospital, of whom two-thirds were under 5 years. The most diagnosed diseases are respiratory infections, diarrhea and malaria.