How do we run the Aweil Project?

In Northern Bahr al Ghzal, we have several medical programmes going on: some are seasonal, others belong to the long term programme. Just as I arrive, there are new emergencies due to the floods and the cholera epidemics. Here is an insight into the activities and the departments. I. MEDICAL DEPARTMENT 11. Seasonal Activities 111. Nutrition:…

The Aweil Project

Why are we present in Northern Bahr Al Ghazal? Northern Bahr Al Ghazal is one of the most politically sensitive regions of Sudan. Because it borders in the North, Southern Darfur and Western Kordofan, the state suffers a lot from the recent ended Civil War. Displacement of population due to armed conflicts and floods are…

The Day I arrive

29 July 2008. Coordinates: 8°46′ N 27°24′, Aweil is the capital of the Southern Sudanese state of Northern Bahr Al Ghazal. From the sky, NBaG looks like a green desert. This is the middle of the rainy season. Heavy rains are flooding areas, destroying tukuls and shelters that are already fragile and precarious, displacing the…

Stuck in Wau, Western Bahr al Ghazal.

28 July 2008. We are not going to reach the field today. Bad weather conditions force us to stop first a few hours in Rumbek and then in Wau. After flying over Aweil for a while, the pilot decides to head back to Wau. He is not taking the risk to land and not be able…

Juba, Central Equatoria: waiting for my visa.

26, 27 July 2008. Whereas my journey towards Southern Sudan went so far smoothly, things get more complicated once I land at Juba International Airport. There is nobody to collect me. I am the only passenger left at the customs, waiting for my original travel permit that is supposed to be brought by my driver.…

Artsen Zonder Grenzen

25 July 2008: Lokichogio, Kenya. At MSF Holland, I meet a very international team: the Field Coordinator is French, the Medical coordinator is Dutch, Giorgio, the Logistics coordinator is from Sardaigna, the HR manager is Italian, one of the doctors is American, the other one, Marten is a Dutch doctor from The Hague, and Christine,…