South Sudan: MSF Assists Patients Wounded in Aerial Bombardment in Unity State
MSF is treating patients wounded on April 10 during aerial bombardments of Abiemnom in South Sudan’s Unity State. Violence has rocked the region over the past few weeks and the situation remains extremely volatile.
MSF’s hospital in Agok, 36 kilometers (about 22 miles) east of Abiemnom, received four wounded patients on the afternoon of April 10—a woman and three children—all of whom had severe open wounds requiring multiple surgeries. All four have now been stabilized. The MSF team in Agok has also donated drugs and equipment to the Ministry of Health’s medical center in Abiemnom to support the treatment of an additional 40 wounded patients there.
“In this region the population is on the frontline,” says Emmanuel Roussier, MSF’s head of mission in Juba. “Emergencies are unfolding one after another. Our teams are doing their best to respond to people’s most urgent needs—whether for food, shelter, or health care. Our constant concern is to provide comprehensive secondary health care and life saving activities to all the communities in the region.”
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Internally displaced refugees who fled the fighting in the Abyei region carry relief items distributed by MSF.