Thousands stranded after worsening Sudanese conflict

South Sudan humanitarian crisis

South Sudan humanitarian crisis

From RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – OVER 30 000 people are living under dire conditions mostly in the bushes after fleeing conflict northeast of South Sudan.
The fighting in the civil war-torn and famine-plagued country has displaced thousands around Greater Upper Nile’s Wau Shilluk town to Aburoch and the bush areas south of Kodok.
Wau Shilluk is deserted, only left with belongings left behind by fleeing civilians who have walked for days to escape the violence. They are in urgent need of water, food, shelter and medical attention.
On average, each person is only receiving two litres of clean daily, far below what is required.
A majority of families lack basic supplies.
Doctors have reported massive cases of respiratory infection and of acute diarrhoea which is partly explained by the terrible living conditions.
Children, pregnant women and the elderly are especially vulnerable in the situation.
A hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors Without Borders) was recently looted by rival groups, with all medicines including life-saving drugs and essential supplies lost.
“Unfortunately, our hospital is in terrible condition. Medications for the treatment of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and kala azar are now all gone,”
Abdalla Hussein Abdalla, MSF deputy head of mission, said.
CAJ News

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