More Than 300 Wounded So Far Airlifted From Manyabol To Bor

This article was last updated on May 25, 2022

The figure of Lou-Nuer injured has now reached 303 patients airlifted from Manyabol to Bor for medical treatment after a heavy fighting broke out between Lou Nuer and Murle in Pibor County.

The airlifting of the wounded people from the side of Lou-Nuer was organized by the South Sudan Red Cross on 14 July with help from United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) helicopters and the airlifting is to continue with support from the SPLA helicopters.

The MSF, Martin Searle said that Bor hospital has received 248 patients and 129 of those patients were wounded, and 119 had non-surgical medical conditions.

He said that MSF and the ICRC together have performed 65 surgeries, meanwhile, since Saturday 20th July; MSF has also been running a mobile clinic South of Pibor County.

Speaking to the media, the director of Red Cross, David Gai Deer said that number of 59 patients that they have received on Saturday was brought from Manyabol and the rest were brought in on Sunday.

Gai said that there is no death casualties reported to them except when a 16-year-old boy who was among the first wounded group died due to complications of the wound with tetanus.

He said out of 35 patients received on Saturday and other 24 on Sunday, some of them where normally suffering from Malaria and diarrhoea adding that there were no more wounded patients received.

He said that two teams of the doctors from International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) and doctors without Borders Medicines Saints Frontiers (MSF) have handled the situation of the patients in the hospital and since there are enough surgical materials and medicines.

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