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South Sudan: Delivering healthcare to a population displaced & in danger

13 Apr 2017

Three years after the beginning of the conflict, Leer and Mayendit counties are greatly affected by the ongoing violence and the longstanding clashes between governmental and opposition forces. Civilians are on the first line of the conflict and the ongoing violence has a very clear impact on the ability for the population to access basic and secondary medical care and other basic services. The population has been locally displaced multiple times; and many people had fled the area completely.

Women and children shelter under a sheet at an outdoor support clinic in Thaker, Leer County, South Sudan. © Siegfried Modola / MSF

A woman waits to receives medical care at an outdoor support clinic in Thaker, Leer County, South Sudan. © Siegfried Modola / MSF

Women carry Medecins Sans Frontieres equipment as the medical team moves from one location to the other to be flown out of the area after having finished their work at various Medecins Sans Frontieres outdoor support clinics, close to Thaker, Leer County, South Sudan. © Siegfried Modola / MSF

Medecins Sans Frontieres Medic, Philippa Pett (centre), Community Area Supervisor James* (right) treat a woman who has fallen sick, at an outdoor support clinic in Thaker, Leer County, South Sudan. © Siegfried Modola / MSF

Patients queue to receive medicines at a Medecins Sans Frontieres outdoor support clinic in Thaker, Leer County, South Sudan. © Siegfried Modola / MSF

Medic, Philippa Pett looks at a Medecins Sans Frontieres plane landing in Thaker, Leer County, South Sudan. © Siegfried Modola / MSF