Photo by Surinyach Anna/MSF
The UN compound near Malakal, South Sudan, is now home to roughly 21,000 people. Conditions are terrible: displaced people are desperately short of space and clean drinking water, and sanitary conditions are poor. The overcrowding in the camps brings a risk of epidemics, as well as exacerbating tensions between those sheltering there. In February, dozens of people were wounded in the camp when fighting broke out between different groups, mirroring the armed clashes in town. In total, MSF and ICRC treated 152 people injured in the violence, 32 of them with gunshot wounds.