South Sudan: surgical services expanded in Jonglei state

Following new outbreaks of intercommunal violence, the ICRC has deployed a third surgical team in Dorein, south of Pibor town, in addition to the teams stationed in Bor and Malakal hospitals. Since 14 July, ICRC surgeons have operated on 93 wounded. According to the acting head of the ICRC's delegation in Juba, Adrian Zimmermann, reaching the wounded remains a major challenge in this extremely remote area of the country. "People fleeing violence are moving through the bush for their own safety, so their location changes frequently and at times we simply don't know where they are. We have to be as flexible as possible to ensure assistance reaches those in need wherever they are.” Read the full update on

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