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South Sudan crisis update

The conflict that erupted on 15th December 2013 in South Sudan has led to the destruction of medical and other civilian structures.

More than a million people are displaced within the country, with another 200,000 seeking refuge in countries bordering South Sudan.

The fighting rendered many of the existing health facilities non-functional with no medical supplies or human resources to off er as medical staff fled for their lives, leaving populations without access to health facilities or anyone to respond to their basic needs.