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Jonglei calls for drugs to treat wounded in Pibor fighting

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(1st April 2013) - Health authorities in Jonglei State are calling for emergency assistance to treat those wounded in fighting with David Yau Yau rebels.

The Acting Director General for Planning and Coordination in the State Ministry of Health, John Akol Ayom, said the Bor State Hospital is lacking emergency drugs and nursing materials to care for the wounded people.

Ayom said the hospital has so far received forty seven wounded people following a clash in Pibor County, but has only one surgical team. His appeal was addressed to Non-Governmental Organizations and the UN agencies.

Last week, the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) said it had set up a facility in Pibor to operate on people wounded during the fight between the army (SPLA) and Yau Yau rebels in Jonglei State.