From the field - Many needs in South Sudan

Many needs in South Sudan - IDPs in Pibor, 5/01/12/Photo courtesy of Reuters/Isaac, Billy South Sudan, born six months ago, is increasingly affected by armed violence.

Many needs in South Sudan - IDPs in Pibor, 5/01/12/Photo courtesy of Reuters/Isaac, Billy

South Sudan, born six months ago, is increasingly affected by armed violence.

In recent days and weeks, intercommunal violence has claimed many lives in Pibor County, Jonglei State. Thousands have been displaced.

ICRC surgical teams working in Juba and Malakal are treating the wounded who are able to reach these cities but many displaced are on their own in the bush, where it is extremely difficult to reach them.

Michela Telatin heads our delegation in Juba. She speaks about the recent violence, the work of the ICRC and the challenges faced by this young country.