SOUTH SUDAN: Doctor wins UN award

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has named South Sudanese surgeon Dr Evan Atar as the winner of the Nansen Refugee Award.

The prize is given to an individual who the agency says goes beyond the call of duty to help people forcibly displaced from their homes.

Dr Atar runs the only functioning hospital in the region of Bunj in north-eastern South Sudan. The facility serves close to 250,000 people.

He will receive $150,000 (£114,000) to fund a project which complements his existing work.


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