Surgeon serving 200,000 in South Sudan wins UN refugee award

Evan Atar Adaha is the only head surgeon who provides health services to locals and refugees in the country’s northeastern region.

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    In South Sudan, there is only one head surgeon who serves a population of 200,000 in the country's northeastern region

    He is this year's winner of the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.

    It is given annually to those who go above and beyond the call of duty to protect refugees.

    In the town of Bunj Dr Evan Atar Adaha provides health services to locals as well as refugees from Sudan's neighbouring Blue Nile State.

    Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi has more.


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