7-31 | “What we are facing is an extremely serious situation”
7-31 | South Sudan: 200 000 refugees from Sudan Gaza Strip: Specialised surgery penalised by the embargo Malnutrition in the Sahel: A whole new approach required Swaziland: Inappropriate treatment for children Neglected diseases: Solutions to forgotten diseases
7-13 | Close to 500 people a day are arriving at the camp in Yida, South Sudan. The UNHCR reports a total of 63,500 refugees in an already overcrowded camp originally intended for 15,000 people. Having walked for days, and sometimes weeks, across the Nuba Mountains fleeing conflict and food insecurity in Southern Kordofan in neighbouring Sudan, the refugees arrive in extremely poor health.
7-12 | Since May, more than 25,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have crossed from North Kivu province into southwestern Uganda, fleeing clashes between the DRC’s army and rebel groups. On July 4, fighting neared border town Bunagana and the flow of new arrivals intensified. Vincent, 30, is one of them. "We fled because we were frightened by the fighting between the army and the rebels,” he said.
7-11 | Fighting resumed in early July in the region of Rutshuru, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after a brief lull. Rebels of the March 23, 2009 movement (M23) advanced towards the towns of Jomba Chengerero, Rwanguba and Bunagana until they took control of Rutshuru and Kiwanja on Sunday, July 8.