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The psychological cost of war in South Sudan

South Sudan is desperately in need of mental health facilities to treat people brutalised by decades of conflict.

The on-going civil war started last December, killing thousands and displacing many more. A temporary truce is in place and the guns have fallen silent for now, but this latest conflict is only exacerbating the psychological cost of decades of war.

In a country of some ten-million people, there are just two trained psychiatrists.

Tom Burridge reports.

  • 30 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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