South Sudan © Robin Meldrum/MSF
Amani and her daughter Harrap Amani brought her daughter Harrap to the MSF field hospital in Jamam for treatment. “The rainy season is coming. And the place we are living, it looks like it will be in the water. We need to find another place. I know this soil, and when the rains come this will be a swamp, this will be filled with water… this is a bad place. My daughter has diarrhea with blood. This problem has been going on for a long time now. It first started in the middle of the fighting. So now she has been ill for a long time. When the fighting started, there was no way for us to get treatment. We were just running, running, always running, until we got here. This is the first time I have been able to get some medical care for her. MSF is the first treatment we have got. We have been here for 12 days.  When you go to the water point to collect water, you have to stay for a long time. And so then you go to one of the ponds to get the water there. We are new, we have only just arrived, so we do not know really what is going on. Since we arrived, we are still just sitting under a tree. We have no tent or shelter. If nongovernmental organizations want to come here to help us, please do, because now there is nothing. They have taken our names and marked us in a book, but no result, we have not received anything.”