In South Sudan, renewed violence and emergency response

In South Sudan, renewed violence and emergency response - Jamam refugee camp - Photo courtesy of Reuters/Adriane Ohanesia

In South Sudan, renewed violence and emergency response - Jamam refugee camp - Photo courtesy of Reuters/Adriane Ohanesia

In recent weeks in South Sudan, intercommunal clashes and repeated incidents on the northern border with Sudan have affected thousands of civilians. 

Head of South Sudan delegation Melker Mabeck explains how our teams are responding across the country, concentrating on access to healthcare and assistance to the the over 200,000 Sudanese refugees currently living in the country.

An example of the emergency assistance delivered in the field is the response to fighting in Jonglei state, one of the country's most innaccessible, where the delegation is deploying a mobile surgical team to treat the wounded and sick.

Putting separated families in contact with each others is a priority. Since last November, working in close cooperation with the South Sudan Red Cross, tracing teams have helped nearly 1,500 people separated from other members of their families get back in touch with their relatives through Red Cross messages and satellite phone calls.

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