UNMISS treats civilians injured in armed attack in Jonglei
Almost a dozen people injured in an armed attack in the Jonglei region have been provided with treatment, including access to x-ray facilities, by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
The attack by armed gunmen at the weekend in Kolmerek Village, north of Bor, left 36 people dead and 24 wounded.
UNMISS Head of Field Office Deborah Schein said the Mission was asked to help treat the injured, in particular to provide x-rays, given that the Bor Hospital does not have its own x-ray facilities or arrangements with other health partners.
The State Government in Jonglei has expressed its appreciation for UNMISS’ provision of medical care for those who were critically wounded.
“We want to thank UNMISS because people here in Bor Hospital are overwhelmed and there are not many medicines available, so we do appreciate their hands to help those who are in pain and those who are wounded very badly, said the State’s Information Minister, Jacob Akech Deng.
The Information Minister also condemned the attacks which he said put at risk the implementation of the cessation of hostilities agreement signed between the Jonglei and Boma states in May.