Malakal, South Sudan
South Sudan

Malakal, An Inadequate Refuge

The number of patients treated by MSF on a weekly basis in the UN Protection of Civilians Camp (PoC) in Malakal has tripled since June, as the health of the population sheltering in the camp is being jeopardised by overcrowding and substandard living conditions. Presently, almost 48,000 people are living in the Malakal PoC following an influx of more than 16,000 people in July and August. Many came from areas where humanitarian access was cut off by insecurity for months, forcing thousands to flee from conflict and hunger. Most people arrived with nothing.