SOUTH SUDAN'S BIRTH PAINS

One year on from the country's independence, South Sudan is facing a litany of challenges; none bigger than the health situation of those in the fledgling state's refugee camps. UNHCR has now placed the health crises afflicting camp residents as their highest priority. Torrential rains, leading to serious flooding, have made a number of roads impassable, further hindering aid agencies ability to provide for those living in the camps. Outbreaks of cases of diarrhoea have risen dramatically, and the likelihood of further disease outbreaks is a very real fear.