The scourge of malaria takes its toll on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs,) in South Sudan.

This is Riimenze camp of Internally Displaced Persons. Families live in huts made out of tarpaulin. The shelters are usually extremely hot during the daytime, and very cold at night. Picture by Oliver Charles | 29 April 2018

Medics say they have managed to contain the situation. But they warn lives could still be lost from other hygienically related diseases, in Riimenze camp of IDPs. They believe the plight of the population can only be alleviated if efforts are concerted.

Support for the IDPs is not easy to come by. Catholic Medical Mission Board as well as World vision sent some of their staff to help. But the need is overwhelming, and uncertainties loom ahead.

Oliver Charles is in South Sudan’s Gbudue state, Yambio, and has this for us: