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 years down the line, we are now using two new antivenoms in South Sudan. While this is good news for our patients, this is not the solution for all snakebite victims. These antivenoms are specific to the snake species in this area and they are not largely available to those who need them.
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
A Zimbabwean nursing supervisor, Gift Farau worked in Pibor, South Sudan, where he developed a new perspective seeing stark realities first-hand and the impact of MSF’s work.
Four years on, the difficult living conditions, the loss of hope , feelings of enclosure as well as limited livelihood opportunities have had an effect on the mental health of those who are trapped in South Sudan
Carissa Saunderson is an emergency doctor from Cape Town, South Africa. She has spent 3 months working in South Sudan at a Primary Healthcare Centre run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the town of Mayom.