Doctor Evan Atar Adaha is a well-known and respected surgeon in his country, the newly-independent South Sudan. The surgeon has run the Bunj hospital in Maban, in a remote province of South Sudan, since 2011. Although the region lacks any infrastructure, his hospital offers services to over 200,000 people, most of whom are refugees. He has been awarded the Nansen Refugee Award 2018 by the High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR) for his tireless commitment in providing medical services to those fleeing conflicts.
Dr. Atar treats people fleeing violence in Sudan and in South Sudan. His facility has already saved thousands of lives. And living amongst the refugees and sharing their daily lives has made him a popular and widely admired figure locally.
This portrait of Dr. Atar reveals a truly exceptional figure who has devoted his life to his people. It also serves as a lens that brings South Sudan – one of the world’s youngest countries – into focus.

Reporting by Constance de Bonnaventure and Peggy Bruguière for Arte Reportage

Diffuseur / BroadcasterArte ReportageDurée / Duration26'Année / Year2019