United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
13 December 2017
SRI LANKAN PEACEKEEPERS PROVIDE LIFESAVING MEDICAL CARE TO WILDFIRE VICTIMS IN SOUTH SUDAN
Sri Lankan peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are providing life-saving medical attention two local villagers who became victims of a wildfire.
The two women, who suffered third-degree burns, were caught in the wildfire while collecting grass to thatch their roofs in Kolnyang village, in the Jonglei region of South Sudan.
The Sri Lankan ‘blue helmets’ are providing this medical attention at the UN Level II hospital which they operate in Bor.
Mathew Magok, a close relative of one of the victims, thanked the Sri Lankan peacekeepers for the “lifesaving interventions”.
“We are trying to cope with the situation. UNMISS has done its par and they gave us some medicine,” said Magok.
The Officer-in-Charge of the surgical ward at Bor State Hospital, Theresa Apajok, said the women were stable and they were expected to recover well. She said the treatment and medication received from UNMISS came as a great relief because the local hospitals had run out medication for patients.
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