“…And the situation here is desperate. The water is running out, and when it’s gone, that’s it—you’re going to have 35,000 people without water.
People are right on the borderline now. We’ve managed to provide 2.5 liters (a little over half a gallon) per person yesterday and we’re hoping to get that up to 3 liters today, but that’s nowhere near enough, and the pond where we are treating and distributing water is running out. Without water, or even with a reduced amount of water, people are going to be in trouble. They need help.”
—Nurse Chiara Burzio is working at the MSF field hospital in Jamam refugee camp in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan.
Photo:Refugees from Sudan have entered South Sudan’s Upper Nile State by the tens of thousands. Refugee camp sites are packed and water supplies are dwindling.