23 August 2012

The perennial political wrangling in the Sudans is forcing tens of thousands of people from Sudan into South Sudan, fleeing from a nasty bombing campaign orchestrated by the regime in Khartoum. Africa’s newest country is helpless to deal with the refugee crisis, and international agencies can’t cope either...

There are 170,000 people crammed into four emergency camps in South Sudan near the border with Sudan. More arrive every day. The camps were hastily-established to provide the most basic of facilities, and struggle to do even that due to the overwhelming numbers. ..

The gravity of the situation was echoed by Helen Ottens-Patterson, MSF’s medical coordinator in the area. “I have never really seen this anywhere before and I have been working for MSF since 1999. "

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