Our South Sudan Refugee Response

International Medical Corps has been working in South Sudan for more than 17 years, providing health care and training in nearly 50 health facilities. Although South Sudan seceded from the North in July 2011, recent border clashes have brought the countries closer to the brink of war with aerial bombardments reported. Due to the ongoing conflict as well as rising hunger levels, tens of thousands of refugees have been streaming into Upper Nile State in South Sudan with emergency health needs and high malnutrition rates being reported. International Medical Corps is currently assessing needs and working with local partners to identify gaps in health and nutrition coverage and will implement services as needed.

In mid-May, International Medical Corps deployed an Emergency Response Team to address the humanitarian needs of returnees arriving close to the capital city of Juba. The National Health Cluster and the Central Equatoria State Ministry of Health asked International Medical Corps to be the lead health agency responding to the arrival of up to 12,000 South Sudanese returnees currently displaced in Sudan. In response, International Medical Corps established a clinic at the National Teacher Training Institute where teams are providing health and antenatal services as well as nutrition screenings for children under five.

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