highcountryhealth.com - by C. Louis “pj” Perrinjaquet, MD - June 12, 2014
As may become clear if you continue reading… I’m a doctor not a writer. But, just as I was compelled to volunteer the past 6 weeks in the Nuba Mts. of Sudan, I am compelled to write and tell the story of what is happening there.
Since May 2011 when the government on Sudan in Khartoum launched a campaign “to exterminate the Nuba people like bugs”, the civilian population has been subjected to daily aerial bombardment and has been denied access to humanitarian aid. Unable to plant crops people are starving to death or surviving on bugs and grass, risking death to venture outside their caves in search of food and water.
The one hospital in the entire Nuba Mts, Mother of Mercy in Gidel, staffed by one fulltime physician, Dr. Tom Catena, have been spared bombardment… until last month.
The following is taken directly from my journal written when the events were fresh.