When a hospital in Kodok, South Sudan was caught in the crossfire between the conflict’s two warring parties, doctors were forced to evacuate. Two people died as a direct result of fighting, but 11 patients died afterward because of the sudden lack of medical staff. It’s another example of how war imperils health care. The ICRC field delegate, who had just returned to Juba after being evacuated from Kodok, describes what happened and the consequences for the people in dire need of health care in the area.
Source : ICRC