July 5, 2012
A girl sweating with a high fever waits to be tested for malaria at the CARE medical clinic at the Yida refugee camp along the border with North Sudan in Yida, South Sudan. The number of people arriving at the Yida refugee camp increases every day with the current population exceeding 64,000, as refugees continue to flee South Kordofan in North Sudan. Refugees arriving from the North can number between 500 to 1,000 a day and many have experienced long, arduous journeys without food to reach the camp. The rainy season has increased the numbers suffering from diarrhea, severe malnutrition and malaria. Even with refugees having food, there are sanitation issues causing increasing incidents of illness with the field hospitals saying that 95% of all patients are under the age of five.