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Attacks on refugee camps escalate humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 21 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7543
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

Khartoum’s bombing of refugee camps in South Sudan has led to a withdrawal of aid workers and widespread concerns of an escalating humanitarian crisis. The attacks have drawn international condemnation amid fears of a return to full scale war between north and south.

Sudan initially denied the latest attack, prompting the US ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, to tell the UN Security Council: “This is not the only such bombing in recent days, but it is incontrovertible. And the fact that the representative of the government of Sudan came to the council and blatantly lied is quite disturbing to the United States and to many other members of …

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