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Reference : V-P-SS-E-01552
Date : 02/03/2021
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Akobo, County Hospital. An ICRC nurse surrounded by Robert Mardini, ICRC's director-general, and John Lobor, secretary general of the South Sudan Red Cross.
Photographer : CHRISTEN, Lucien
Person appearing :
MARDINI, Robert (director general, ICRC)
LOBOR, John (secretary general, South Sudan Red Cross)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Despite the overall cessation of hostilities between the warring parties, injuries caused by armed violence between armed youth in different parts of the country remains high. Most of these injuries are gunshot wounds, which underscores the deadly consequences of firearms being so easily available in the country. Women and children continue to represent almost a quarter of the patients who came into our supported facilities with injuries from weapons. The ICRC supports 22 primary health care centers and one hospital and their staff to provide health care at community level across the country. The Covid-19 pandemic is a crisis on top of an already fragile humanitarian situation in South Sudan. In February 2021, there has been a 94 per cent increase in confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 and a 35 per cent increase in deaths caused by the novel coronavirus.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5472x3648
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour