South Sudan

International Medical Corps’ Hospital in Juba Hit by Shelling Amidst Escalating Violence in South Sudan

Monday, July 11, 2016
The maternity wing of an International Medical Corps’ hospital in the Protection of Civilian (PoC) site in Juba, South Sudan, was hit by shelling amidst escalating violence. No staff or patients were injured, but the attack forced International Medical Corps’ team to relocate critical patients to another facility inside the UN base.

A Colleague Lost, and the Unknown Devastation of Attacks on Health Care

Friday, June 10, 2016
We know very little about what happened to Sister Veronika Rackova, a physician and Catholic nun who was loved by her community in Yei, South Sudan. We know that someone shot at Sister Veronika’s ambulance and she died four days later. She was one of more than a thousand people killed in the last 15 months as a result of attacks on health care.

South Sudan: Two MSF Aid Workers Killed as Fighting Continues in Unity State

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Two aid workers from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), including a community health worker, were killed during attacks around Leer, a conflict area in Unity State, South Sudan. MSF was forced to evacuate all international staff from its hospital in Leer in May as fighting in Unity state intensified.

South Sudan: Patients dying after fighting compels medical staff to leave hospital

Friday, July 10, 2015
In South Sudan, a hospital in Upper Nile State supported by an ICRC surgical team was caught in the crossfire of heavy fighting in Kodok. As a direct result, two people -one of whom was a patient- were killed and 11 people injured. The hospital sustained material damage and because of the dangers of the in-close fighting, doctors and nurses left the hospital.