Treating People Amid Flood Disaster in South Sudan

The government of South Sudan declared a state of emergency on October 30 in response to widespread flooding affecting hundreds of thousands of people. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are active across the country, including in Pibor, an eastern town that is almost completely submerged. The MSF hospital in Pibor is also flooded, however staff are treating patients in a small area protected from the rising waters. In this video, MSF medical coordinator Isaac Badi describes the health challenges facing people in the area, from malaria to malnutrition to skin diseases. MSF is also concerned about the possible spread of waterborne diseases, including cholera.