It was until mid-August this year that I got to know the name Omiling a village with beautiful scenery surrounded by mountains. Omiling came to lime light when residents of Oliangari a village in Lokiliri were displaced and fled and settled in Omiling as IDPs.
It takes 3 hours for a normal person to reach to the nearest health facility on foot, for patients it may be much more than that, yet they must wade through a giant swamp which can be impassable during the rainy season especially those already weak. There is no public transport between Omiling and Lirya or ambulance to take seriously ill or mothers in labor pain to Lirya health facility patients to the health facility, but majority of the critically ill patients are carried to the health centre by relatives and friends. These are the realities Clementina Jada an internally displaced person a mother of 7 months old twin babies, Ochen and Apio go through when her babies get sick. But Celementina’s hope is restored after
The Rescue Initiative South Sudan with funding from IOM’s Rapid Response Fund (RRF) launched mobile clinic in Omiling village of Lirya payam, Juba County to respond health needs of IDPs and host community caused by conflict in the area in early July. Now Clementina and other mothers can easily the health services they badly need in their village.