dpa Juba / Berlin - before the start of the rainy season, tens of thousands of refugees in South Sudan urgently need help. The aid organization has pointed this out. Since last November, according to Doctors Without Borders, 80,000 people from the Sudanese state of Blue Nile have sought protection in two camps in remote region of South Sudan.
Newly arriving refugees reported ongoing bombing and fighting in Blue Nile. “These people are dependent on help because there is little water and food in this area,” said Julien Matter, MSF coordinator for emergency aid. In the meantime, more people have fled here than expected.
In the clinics of Doctors Without Borders, the number of severe diarrheal diseases is increasing. “Essential goods such as water, food and shelter must be secured before the rainy season begins. All organizations that provide help in the camps must increase their efforts in the coming weeks, ”said the aid organization.