On Sunday and Monday MSF teams ran mobile clinics around the UN base, treating 160 and 174 people respectively. People were much sicker than we would have expected, the impact of months of ongoing insecurity. Main morbidities are malaria (due to the rainy season and limited access to bed nets), malnutrition (it is the traditional hunger gap period, but due to the conflict people have not been able to cultivate), diarrhea and upper respiratory tract infections. We also treated gunshot wounds and women who had been raped.
Yesterday we shipped in two plane loads of supplies including therapeutic food, rape kits and dressings. Today our teams have handed over our activities in the UN base so that we can move further south to find those people who have been pushed further away by the fighting. We will continue to respond to the situation as it evolves.