South Sudan: MSF helps communities prepare for renewed flooding as massive floods appear to be the new reality
8-8 | In a parched landscape, an MSF tractor roars as it approaches a small village in Dentiuk, in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. It is towing a trailer to which a creaking wooden canoe is strapped. “Are you sure we are in the right place?” asks the driver.“It might not look like it, but when the rains come, this whole area is seriously hit by flooding and the only way to get around is by boat,” says Jorge, MSF’s logistics team leader. “Luckily, the houses in this village are built on higher ground.”
7-7 | In the town of Abyei, there is an electric atmosphere rivalling that of any World Cup match. This football field, however, serves as a witness to community engagement, woven into life by the MSF team.Abdulrahman Khaleel was two months into his role as coordinator of MSF’s project in Abyei when he recognised an opportunity to strengthen engagement between MSF and the local community, which just a year ago was riven by intercommunal violence.The idea was simple: a multi-day football tournament that would help bring people together.
3-4 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the brazen armed robbery of one of our medical teams and the burning of two of our vehicles on the road outside of Yei, South Sudan, during the morning of 28 February 2022. Due to this incident, have had to immediately suspend our movements to support health facilities outside of Yei, undermining access to urgently needed medical care for tens of thousands of people.
South Sudan: Severe floods and lacklustre humanitarian response leave people dangerously exposed in Bentiu
11-24 | People in Bentiu in northern South Sudan are facing outbreaks to infectious and waterborne diseases, increased food insecurity and malnutrition, due to some of the most severe floods in decades. A failure from humanitarian organisations and authorities to scale up quickly enough in response has left at least 152,000 displaced people in horrific living conditions.
7-16 | On 9 July 2021, the Republic of South Sudan marked its tenth birthday. This significant milestone is also marred by the bloody legacy of its first decade, including a five-year civil war. At this very moment, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released a new report titled South Sudan at 10: an MSF record of the consequences of violence to give a consolidated account of MSF’s experience in South Sudan since 9 July 2011.