Doctors Without Borders raises alarm over continuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, has raised alarms about the worsening conditions for internally displaced persons in South Sudan across Twic County, Warrap State. 

MSF moved from the city of Agok to Twic County in 2022 to better support camps of internally displaced persons in the region. MSF reports that over 30,000 people are currently residing in these camps across the county, with scant resources available. One camp resident, Amou Lang Deng, states, “Life in the camp is very difficult as there is no food. There are some organizations, but delays between distributions are significant, and the quantities are insufficient.”

MSF’s project coordinator for Twic County, Beatriz Martinez De La Fuente, warned conditions are likely to worsen, saying, “The conflict is still ongoing and considering that this area is likely to get flooded during the rainy season, the situation could become even more difficult for people here.”

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) found that there were approximately 1.5 million internally displaced persons in South Sudan in 2022.

Correction: This story has been updated to remove details related to developments in a separate conflict in South Darfur, Sudan.