South Sudan one year on: 3 videos depicting a new nation's struggle for health care
On 9 July 2012, South Sudan celebrates its first year as an independent country. The ICRC is marking the occasion with a three-part video series that illustrates the extremely precarious conditions under which health care is delivered near the border conflict and the scarcity of medical personnel and supplies in the country.
South Sudan: malnutrition rising as fighting continues in world's newest nation
South Sudan's struggle for health care
Part 1 in a 3-part series
On 9 July 2012, South Sudan celebrates its first year of independence. However, becoming the world's newest country has not brought an end to the years of armed conflict. The latest fighting around the northern border with Sudan escalated in April. It has had a direct impact on the health of this fledgling nation after the border closed preventing food from reaching the market, and causing price hikes. Dr Georgio Monti, paediatrician for the ICRC, describes the effect on the malnourished children he treats at Malakal hospital.
Monday, 9 July 2012: part 2 about one woman's struggle to get treatment after losing her leg in recent ethnic violence
Tuesday, 10 July 2012: part 3 about amputees' struggle for treatment and how the ICRC is helping them get to its physical rehabilitation centre in Juba
- Desperate struggle for health care in world's newest nation - news release