31 August 2012, Yusuf Batil South Sudan - Refugee mothers waiting their turn with their children in a tent set up for triage of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) pediatric clinic inside the refugees camp in Yusuf Batil, South Sudan.
When babies and children arrive with their mother they are first screened at triage. Here, the medical assistants will take note of their personal details, including questioning the mother on her reason to come. At triage the staff also take children's vital signs (heart rate, respiratory rate, pulse oximetry, temperature, blood pressure), and measure weight and height to evaluate potential cases of malnutrition.
One year since independence in South Sudan, the war for the management of black gold continues to kill civilians. Tens of thousands of people and community escape from Sudan, for searching the help inside the refugees camps in South Sudan completely inadequates, overcrowded, and without primary necessities. About 55,000 refugees live the camps of Dora and Yusuf Batil inside the province of Maban. Malnutrition, diarrhea and malaria are the major causes of deaths. Five is the average number of children per day die in the camps. An unprecedented emergency. Several international agencies have implemented support programs inside the refugees camps.