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South Sudan is asking for international intervention in an outbreak of measles that is wreaking havoc on children. So far only 10 children have reportedly died from the outbreak, but the situation could easily spread due to the worn torn situation in the country. They are seeking the aid of the UN and other NGO’s to help fight this latest affliction before it starts to truly hurt a large majority of the population.

 

2017-10-27 South Sudan (AllAfrica) SOUTH Sudan has appealed for the intervention of international humanitarian agencies to stop a deadly outbreak of measles that has claimed the lives of at least ten children. The minors have died in the northern Payinjiar County. Most of the victims are aged under five. A majority of the infected children died before they could access health facilities. Stephen Gatliah Kuay, the Payinjiar health supervisor, lamented the situation as dire, pointing out the war-torn region lacked the capacity to bring the situation under control. “I would like to request United Nations agencies like the UN Children Fund and World Health Organization to support us through our health partners,” he appealed. Among the health partners struggling under conflict to address the situation are the International rescue Committee and the UN International Development Organisation. Measles is the latest scourge to afflict the world’s newest country.

 

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