Humanitarian disaster in South Sudan

Unloading the MAF plane

6 July 2012

As the scale of the humanitarian disaster begins to unfold in the sprawling refugee camps of South Sudan, MAF is there, bringing in staff and aid to help meet the need.

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.

Medair water project

Our flights are bringing their staff to the refugee camps along with water equipment, construction materials and other vital supplies.

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.

Medair Medical Project

 

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