Over 25,000 IDPs in dire need of medical aid in Fangak
The authorities in Fangak County, Jonglei State, said over 25,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are in dire need of medical aid.
On Friday, the World Food Program said the renewed violence in Upper Nile and the Jonglei states was affecting the delivery of food and medical supplies to thousands of people displaced in the area.
The commissioner of Fangak County, Biel Boutros Biel, said the recent violence has displaced over 25,000 people, in addition to the 9,000 people who had been displaced by the floods.
“I met three people who were bitten by the snakes, but Pakan Primary Health Care Centre was burned in the recent violence,” he said.
“The people in Fangak are in dire need of medical assistance, including the shelters and school materials,” Biel said.
Last month, the health authorities in Pigi County, Jonglei State, raised concerns about the shortage of drugs that left over 20,000 vulnerable women and children without access to better health care.