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ICRC Press Release: South Sudan: human toll of conflict and violence strains healthcare system

  Juba, South Sudan (ICRC) — In recent months, hospitals in South Sudan have been facing an influx of weapon-wounded patients due to renewed clashes across the country. As a result, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in close cooperation with the South Sudanese Red Cross Society (SSRC), scaled up its emergency response, including support to local clinics and hospitals, and life-saving evacuations and surgeries for the wounded. NEWS RELEASE   02 FEBRUARY 2023   SOUTH SUDAN ‘’The impact of the armed conflict and violence on people in South Sudan is devastating,” said Pierre Dorbes, the head of the ICRC delegation in Juba. "We see terrible injuries, and often airlifting patients from remote areas is the only way to save their lives." Following the latest escalation of violence in the Jonglei state and Greater Pibor Administrative Area, the ICRC has treated over 120 patients, including 41 weapon-wounded people it airlifted from the area. Last year the organizati

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