Stabbed man gets medical care in South SudanAdd to Cart Add to Lightbox Download
Clinical officer Richard Leonard treats a knife wound in the abdomen of Sam Juma in the primary care health center in Matara, a remote community in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria State. The clinic is sponsored by the Holy Trinity Peace Village in nearby Kuron.
The region has been plagued by cattle raiding and child abduction in recent years. The Catholic Church-sponsored Holy Trinity Peace Village has worked for years to foster reconciliation and peace between the region's pastoralist communities. While greatly reduced, violence still occasionally breaks out, as in an October 1, 2021, attack on Juma by a man attempting to steal corn.
Nurse Martha Oljira (right) and others assist during the procedure.
Juma, an agricultural specialist with the Peace Village, was evacuated by air to Juba and then to Uganda for further treatment.
- Paul Jeffrey
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