Malaria deaths skyrocket in South Sudan as people continue to flee fighting | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Malaria deaths skyrocket in South Sudan as people continue to flee fighting

Malaria is killing three children each day in an overcrowded camp sheltering civilians in South Sudan, a medical charity said, as people continue to flee fighting despite an August peace deal that has yet to be felt on the ground.

Malaria is "skyrocketing", with 4,000 patients receiving treatment each week - about 4 percent of the population of Bentiu camp, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a statement.

Malaria cases in the camp, which is in the capital of northern Unity State, were 43 times higher in August and September than at the start of the year, MSF said.

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