South Sudan: A hospital on the front line

15 December 2015

The hospital in Kodok, South Sudan was caught in the crossfire of warring parties in July 2015. Two people died and the hospital staff were forced to flee the area. Eleven patients died in subsequent days. It is fully operational today, but the tension of conflict lies all around.

 

In the following short video, an ICRC surgeon working in the hospital in Kodok explains why health-care facilities must be spared during conflict.