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Thousands at severe risk due to malnutrition and deadly diseases in Twic County

Sami Al-Subaihi is MSF’s emergency project coordinator in South Sudan. He shares his urgent concerns for more than 20,000 people who fled violent clashes and are now living in displacement camps. The lack of food and proper shelter, dismal water and sanitation...

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MSF strongly condemns latest violence after staff member shot and killed

MSF staff member shot and killed in latest violence in Leer County. Numerous people killed and thousands displaced due to the fighting. MSF calls on all armed groups to respect international humanitarian law and immediately cease targeting civilians and health...

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South Sudan: The long walk for new life

This month, South Sudan – the world's youngest country – marks its tenth birthday. In 2019, illustrator Ella Baron visited the town of Pibor to document the lengths that some mothers must go to reach maternity care in this part...

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Fear of violence and poor living conditions: Life inside South Sudan’s largest displacement camp

In a shelter made of elephant grass and plastic sheets in the Protection of Civilians site (PoC) in Bentiu, northern South Sudan, a widow cooks for her children. Nyamal*, 43 years old, is preparing the traditional dish wualwual, a kind of porridge....

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South Sudan: Worsening flooding increases health risks

Severe flooding is affecting an estimated 800,000 people across a wide swathe of South Sudan, inundating homes and leaving people without adequate food, water or shelter. Many areas have been flooded since July and rising river levels are worsening the...

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South Sudan: Intense fighting in eastern South Sudan once again forces thousands to flee

JUBA – Thousands of people have fled into the bush in the Greater Pibor Administrative area in eastern South Sudan as intense fighting over several days yet again threatens the lives of entire communities, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The new and...

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South Sudan: Renewed violence in Pieri kills and wounds dozens, including MSF staff

JUBA – It is with great sadness that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that a South Sudanese member of staff was killed, and two more were injured, during intense fighting that erupted over the weekend in and around Pieri,...

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South Sudan: The corner table in the office

It was a pleasant Tuesday morning with the sun shining down over my balcony. I scurried as I packed my backpack with basic essentials including a pack of fresh mandazis (a deep fried maize snack). Tensed, hopeful, riveted and with...

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South Sudan: “The only way to move around the hospital now is by boat”

MSF medical team leader Benedetta Capelli is just back from Pibor, in South Sudan, where rising floodwaters have engulfed MSF’s hospital and much of the surrounding area. She describes what she saw on the ground. Our hospital in Pibor is on the outskirts...

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South Sudan: People stranded, cut off from care in severe flooding

JUBA - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched emergency assessments in the east and northeast of South Sudan where severe flooding has left thousands of people stranded in inaccessible areas, threatening to make worse an already catastrophic humanitarian crisis....

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South Sudan: Life inside or outside a displacement camp

Since 2013, four million people have been displaced by conflict in South Sudan. Two million sought safety across borders, while another two million remain internally displaced. During some of the most extreme periods of violence, thousands fled in unprecedented numbers to...

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