May 6, 2021
Critical Situation in South Sudan
Of particular concern is the psychological impact of this tragedy. We will adapt our ongoing mental health support activities: psychological support will be offered to those affected, people requiring more in-depth follow-up will be referred to mental health services, and awareness sessions to better detect trauma are planned in the coming weeks.
As a first step, we are sending 20,000 units of personal protective equipment to continue to limit the spread of Covid-19 as we remain on alert to ensure the continuity of vaccinations and care for chronic diseases at the midst of this chaos, with more to come.
On behalf of all of us at Doctors of the World and those we serve – in the US and in over 80 countries around the world – I send a warm thank you to all who support of our work.