Testimony of a mother whose 1 ½ year old daughter was severely injured in an attack on the village of Wek, in northern Jonglei State on January 11th, 2011.
At 5pm, our village called Wek was attacked. We all began to run away. My sister was carrying my daughter who is 1 ½ years old, along with another child. As I was running away, I found my daughter on the ground, crying and all alone. She was shot in the face and her mouth was cut by a knife. I picked her up and continued running through the bush. Eventually we stopped running and had to spend the night in the bush until morning.
One day later a member of our community found us and brought us to the Médecins Sans Frontières clinic in Yuai, two hours away from my village Wek. We received treatment here until Médecins Sans Frontières brought us by plane to their hospital in Nasir.
At this moment, I have no information about my husband. I think he was killed.
Testimony of a neighbor of a 1 ½ year-old child who suffered severe head trauma on the 11th January attack on the village of Wek, northern Jonglei State.
This is the child of my neighbours. Both his mother and father were shot and killed. His head was beaten against the trees. He was left for dead in the bush. He was abandoned, without any help. We, the community, came looking for people who needed help in the bush and we found him, still alive and alone. We brought him to the Médecins Sans Frontières clinic in Yuai where Médecins Sans Frontières treated him.
Patient testimony of an 18 year-old girl who suffered gunshot wound to the leg in the attack on the village of Wek on January 11th.
It was evening when we were attacked. People all around us were being shot and cut with knives. When I heard the shooting, I tried to run away with my husband and my children, but I was shot in the leg and I fell down. One of my children and my husband were killed immediately.
I was collected by my community and they brought me to the Médecins Sans Frontières clinic in Yuai. Médecins Sans Frontières then brought me by plane to their hospital in Nasir. I expect I will be cured as I’m with Médecins Sans Frontières.