Fleeing war is difficult, fleeing with one leg even more so: James in Bentiu PoC since 2013
During some of the most extreme periods of violence, the UN opened its gates to civilians and these bases transitioned into Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in South Sudan.
MSF is treating many snakebite patients in its project in Agok in South Sudan. Until 2016, MSF was using an antivenom called FAV-Afrique to treat snakebite patients in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Two million South Sudanese are refugees and a further two million are displaced within South Sudan. This means that one-third of the population. Some find themselves in militarised Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites managed by the UN or in other camps. Many people in the camps don’t yet feel safe enough to return to their homes.
Former child soldiers from the armed conflict in South Sudan are being helped to reintegrate into society by a team from MSF.
Abandoned children now find themselves stuck, without their families, in what is effectively an open-air prison
Over the past week, our teams have provided emergency medical and psycho-social assistance to 125 women and girls who were raped, beaten and brutalised
Over 600 former child soldiers in Yambio County, South Sudan, are participating in demobilization process which will support their reintegration into the community
Renewed clashes in Leer and Mayendit counties in South Sudan forces population to endure extreme levels of violence, including gang rapes and mass killing