Saturday, November 08, 2014
International Medical Corps is in South Sudan as well.
International Medical Corps is currently monitoring the evolution of the nutrition crisis in South Sudan. The torrential rains in this region during the months of July and August make roads and rivers impassible, making it even more challenging for aid agencies to provide necessary services. This season comes on the heels of six months of war that has uprooted 1.1 million people. While men, women and children leave their homes in search of safety from violence, they face further dangers such as hunger, disease and other medical concerns. Displaced persons have been unable to plant crops and therefore the country is unable to feed itself. Humanitarian assistance is crucial to the survival of the people of South Sudan; however, access and security concerns to the highest priority areas with little or no nutrition support remains a serious problem. International Medical Corps is working with other UN and NGO agencies to improve access to these areas.
International Medical Corps has numerous other projects in several other countries around the world.