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Continuing support of our partners in South Sudan

A logistical challenge: the supply of remote health care facilities in the rural areas of South Sudan.

A logistical challenge: the supply of remote health care facilities in the rural areas of South Sudan. © Don Bosco Gumbo

Drought, war and expulsion - the situation of the people in South Sudan and in the neighboring Uganda is precarious.

Last week, Sigmar Gabriel, the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited the two countries to assess the situation on the ground. About one million people have already fled from South Sudan to the neighboring country of Uganda and the number is still growing. Up to 2,000 people are crossing the border every day.

"The circumstances in South Sudan are catastrophic" reports Bernd Pastors, spokesman of the board of action medeor. "The civil war which has been going on since the end of 2013 has triggered a major hunger crisis and the country's health care system nearly collapsed." More than six million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid, almost two million are fleeing in their own country.

action medeor regularly sends shipments with medicines and medical supplies to partners in South Sudan. A delivery worth 30,000 euros has just reached the health facitily of our partner organization Don Bosco Mondo in Maridi. Two additional shipments are already ready for dispatch in our warehouse in Tönisvorst, Germany. Amongst other things, they include urgently needed anti-malaria medicines and analgesics.