Displaced Sudanese denied healthcare

Tensions as Sudan expels refugeesFrom RAJIR BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
Khartoum, (CAJ News) – WARRING parties northeastern South Sudan are accused of destroying clinics and public facilities thereby denying healthcare and basics to thousands fleeing their homes.
Over 20 000 civilians have fled for the bush after the recent surge in fighting in and around the towns of Wau Shilluk and Malakal in Greater Upper Nile region.
A clinic run by the volunteer group, Doctors without Borders, has been destroyed after an exchange of artillery fire. A shell landed dangerously close to the facility.
It maintains medical operations in another hospital in Wau Shilluk but the sick and wounded find it inaccessible.
Marcus Bachmann, the organisation’s head of mission in South Sudan, called on both sides to respect the protected status of medical facilities and ensure displaced people have access to medical care.
“What really concerns us is the inability of the displaced people to reach emergency healthcare, safe drinking water, food and shelter.”
Last week, the Wau Shilluk market was hit by mortar fire following the fighting between government forces and rebels.

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