‘Hospitals targeted across South Sudan’



The aid worker could only watch as hundreds of survivors of an attack on the Malakal Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in South Sudan frantically looted the only surgical facility for hundreds of miles.

The 48,000 residents of the United Nations (UN) camp’s sea of metal shelters had sought protection from the country’s civil war there.

But on the morning of February 18, the war caught up with them. At least 25 people were killed and around half the shelters destroyed in an act Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, said could constitute a war crime.

The following day, as the thousands who had fled returned, they began to scavenge through the rubble for anything that could be of use.

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