Dead bodies in “shocking” ransacked hospital in South Sudan

28 February 2014

A hospital which was ransacked in South Sudan during the on-going conflict in the country has been described as “shocking” by a senior UN official.

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer visited the teaching hospital in the town of Malakal in Upper Nile state, where he described seeing “nothing but dead bodies.”

More than 70,000 people have fled their homes throughout the country after violence flared up in mid-December between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and former deputy president Riek Machar.

Mr. Lanzer said his team managed to go into the center of Malakal under extremely difficult and dangerous circumstances and reach people in need of protection.

Toby Lanzer, spoke to Regina Gorle after his visit and described what he saw both in Malakal town and in the UN compounds which are home to thousands of internally displaced persons.



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