Birth defects surge in South Sudan

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There’s an increase of birth defects in South Sudan. An investigation of oil fields by the Associated Press in the Upper Nile and Unity States found rampant pollution, birth defects and unexplained illnesses

Like most children born in the region, Ping Mayak Geer suffers from birth defects. He was born with six fingers on each hand, a stunted leg, a deformed foot and a swollen kidney.

“All this is happening to us because of the oil pollution”, his father, Cornelius Mayak Geer told AP.

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