In the midst of war, Scouts bring hope
SOUTH SUDAN – Amid the violence in South Sudan, Scouts in the country are giving hope to the war ravaged citizens of their country despite the risks involved. The humanitarian crisis is beyond words yet the Scouts choose to spread the Message of Peace.
Since the violence broke out, the scouts rushed to Juba Teaching Hospital to help the wounded people, collecting the wounded from the residential areas and take them to the hospital, giving first aid and taking the wounded to the Wards. They also were involved in distributing the food to the sick and keeping the environment of the hospital clean.
They were also involved in collecting the dead bodies from the residential areas and take them to the hospital and in turn for mass burial after authorization. Up to this point one troop is still stationed in the hospital.
South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011 as the outcome of a 2005 peace deal that ended Africa's longest-running civil war. The young state plunged into crisis in December 2013 amid a power struggle between the president and his deputy whom he had sacked.