Shattered ankle

Just last weekend, MAF was called to assist Samaritan’s Purse worker Issa in southern Sudan. Issa was driving from Rumbek to Tonj, transporting goods for Samaritan's Purse, when he was ambushed by bandits.

The incident occurred on a stretch of dirt road where bandits have been operating for some months, so Issa was accompanied by two armed guards. The guards started firing as soon as they saw the bandits, who returned fire, shooting at the vehicle. Issa was hit while driving and his ankle shattered. The injury forced Issa to stop the truck. The guards, still firing, ran into the bush with the other passengers and the bandits. Issa found himself alone.

Eventually another truck came by and took him to Tonj, and a clinic run by In Deed and Truth Ministries. However, the severity of the injury required surgery at a hospital.

MAF came to his assistance, pilot Stefan Hageneier diverting a flight to collect Issa and fly him to Juba, where Samaritan’s Purse staff organised his transfer to Uganda.

Issa was particularly concerned about losing his foot. Pray for peace for Issa and his family, for successful surgery and protection against complications and infection.

Issa, a Samaritan's Purse worker medevac after bandit ambush

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