Since South Sudan gained independence in 2011, ongoing conflict with Sudan and an escalating refugee crisis has left innocent civilians with very limited access to medical care. AmeriCares has responded with funding to rehabilitate health clinics, along with emergency medical aid shipments to help another 30,000 people. The crisis has prompted a massive influx of refugees and returning South Sudanese citizens to overcrowded camps with limited sanitation and little access to basic medical care. Our disaster response team deployed to the country to ensure that the emergency aid reached partners in areas with the most urgent needs. Health clinic rehab: In Renk, we supported the rehabilitation of three clinics providing primary health care to approximately 14,000 returnees and residents. The rehabilitation effort helps partners improve treatment of diarrheal diseases, medical waste management, hygiene and sanitation, and health education. Additional enhancements include the installation of examination tables and waiting room benches.
“We are able to supply four mobile teams with drugs funded by AmeriCares to provide emergency assistance to 15,712 people, including 12,848 children under age five and 1,957 pregnant women. We could not have supported this effort otherwise.”
A MEDICAL RELIEF WORKER IN NORTH DARFUR