World Health Organization steps up response to rising health needs of internally displaced persons
Juba City, South Sudan
World Health Organisation (WHO) In response to the growing humanitarian crisis that has caused deaths, high numbers of civilian injuries in Juba City and the displacement of thousands of residents fleeing from the conflict, WHO has donated to Juba Teaching Hospital accident and emergency unit trauma kits sufficient to conduct 500 surgeries and various intravenous infusions to save the lives of the increasing number of injured patients. In addition, WHO has provided 100 body bags and personal protective equipment (PPE) for dead body management.
Hundreds of people have been injured in Juba City with over 300 causalities recorded on 8 July 2016 when fresh violence erupted. The crisis has seen a further disruption in the health services. Health workers have fled for safety and medical supplies are insufficient for the rising number of casualties." (Photo: United Nations Photo / flickr)