6 July 2012
Our flights supporting the refugees (returnees) from Sudan have been primarily for SIM, Save the Children and Samaritan’s Purse.
MAF also regularly flies from the capital Juba for Medair, who are working in refugee camps about 470 miles north of Juba with people forced from Sudan and to escape fighting in the Nuba Mountains. Medair is constructing and running essential facilities for water and sanitation in the camps.
Reports are flooding in of the dire condition in which the refugees are arriving at the camps, following weeks or months of being on the run. With 120,000 returnees having fled across the border with Sudan, with many more expected, emergency teams are becoming overwhelmed by the scale of the humanitarian crisis. And with outbreaks of disease becoming rife in the swampland environment of the Upper Nile State, conditions could continue to deteriorate.
Mission Aviation Fellowship
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Registered Charity Number 1064598 (England & Wales) and SC039107 (Scotland)