Nola was pregnant when violence broke out near her home in South Sudan, but she was determined to get her family to safety. Travelling alone with her children and her young nieces and nephews, Nola made the dangerous journey to Uganda, where she now works as a medical translator for MSF. She shares her story...
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"We came here with our uncle who was sick and died in the camp because there was no medicine - he's buried just over there." Office worker Esther is one of over 900,000 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. Thousands more continue to arrive each week, with little more than the clothes on their backs.
"It’s hard to hear how many people have had their lives so frequently disrupted, & just when they think things are getting better, that more insecurity and uncertainty comes along & they are on the run again, become refugees again, having to face starting life all over again” #SouthSudan #Uganda #Refugees
On Monday, the U.S. government announced that the so-called “Global Gag Rule” on abortion will now include all global health assistance programs- a decision that could have devastating effects on women and children all over the world and halt decades of progress on global health. bit.ly/2rd03y2
Here's what MSF staff around the world think of the Global Gag Rule:
"Some 500 people trickled in and settled in the yard, in the corridors, hoping that the fighters would refrain from attacking a medical structure"
After increased fighting over the weekend, our mobile teams were finally able to access the wounded temporarily on Monday. We call on all parties to agree to a ceasefire as we fear the worst if effective long-term measures are not put into place... View details ⇨