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In response to conflict and humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, AmeriCares has responded with a new shipment of emergency aid to help 15,000 people suffering from serious infections, malaria, pain and disease.Escalating violence in South Sudan has given rise to a massive population displacement, leaving tens of thousands of people in dire need of emergency medical care. As part of our response to the crisis, AmeriCares has sent a new shipment of urgently-needed medical aid to help fill critical gaps in local resources needed to provide primary health care.Shipment of an Emergency Medical Module is now underway, containing enough medicines to help our partner deliver primary health care to as many as 15,000 sick and injured people and their host communities for up to three months.Clashes between government and armed groups, and ongoing border conflicts with Sudan have severely stressed an already under-resourced health infrastructure — particularly in Jonglei, Lakes, Unity and Warup states. In communities hosting large numbers of displaced persons and refugees, outbreaks of malaria and acute watery diarrhea have been worsened by overcrowding and lack of public sanitation. Given the very limited access to medical care in affected areas among the displaced, expectant mothers and babies are especially at risk.
Internally displaced people
newly displaced in 2013The new shipment is the latest in our ongoing emergency aid to the South Sudan, including:
Since gaining independence from Sudan in 2011, South Sudan has been one of the world’s poorest and under-developed nations, with little infrastructure and few hospitals or health centers. Amid the violence and instability in this troubled region, AmeriCares remains committed to helping the people of South Sudan as long as our support is needed.Donate Now