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Malakal – A Town under Siege: Jennifer’s story

Jennifer’s story

Emergency


Urgent medical care for the children of Malakal – a town under siege

Emergency care during conflict

Surgery|Operating theatre|After care

  • Our nurse Nora  takes Jennifer to the emergency operating theatre in the UN hospital
    Our nurse Nora takes Jennifer to the emergency operating theatre in the UN hospital
  • Whilst waiting for the surgeons to arrive Nora removes the temporary bandages and packs the wound
    Whilst waiting for the surgeons to arrive Nora removes the temporary bandages and packs the wound
  • Nora watches while UN doctors prepare painkillers for Jennifer
    Nora watches while UN doctors prepare painkillers for Jennifer
  • Jennifer’s mother waits outside the operating room for news about her young daughter
    Jennifer’s mother waits outside the operating room for news about her young daughter
  •  After suturing her wound Nora takes Jennifer outside to her waiting family. She was to come back the next day for an extra, re-dressing and antibiotics.
    After suturing her wound Nora takes Jennifer outside to her waiting family. She was to come back the next day for an extra, re-dressing and antibiotics.
  • Our nurse Nora  takes Jennifer to the emergency operating theatre in the UN hospital
  • Whilst waiting for the surgeons to arrive Nora removes the temporary bandages and packs the wound
  • Nora watches while UN doctors prepare painkillers for Jennifer
  • Jennifer’s mother waits outside the operating room for news about her young daughter
  •  After suturing her wound Nora takes Jennifer outside to her waiting family. She was to come back the next day for an extra, re-dressing and antibiotics.

 

10 year old Jennifer was shot in the wrist by unknown assailants while her family tried to walk from Malakal town to the UN base.

After bandaging her wrist the family carried on and made it into the UNMISS base where they were picked up and brought to the International Medical Corps clinic. The clinic is supported by the British Government

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