Rebellion takes toll on South Kordofan clinic

Makeshift hospital in border region helps those caught in fierce fight between rebels and government.

South Kordofan Sudan

As thousands of refugees continue to flee the fighting between the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movmement and government forces in the Southern Kordofan region of Sudan, medics struggle to treat those injured in intense fighting that began in July.

The border area betewen Sudan and South Sudan is home to the largest population of ethnic Nuba groups. It has endured aerial bombardments and ongoing fighting since South Sudan became an independent state last summer.

The violence, which the government of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has said is a move to oust rebel groups in Nuba, has left hundreds of civilians seriously wounded and with few proper medical facilities.

In an exclusive report, Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste gives a tour of one makeshift medical facility treating the many women and children who have been injured.

Source: Al Jazeera