Sudan: MSF calls for urgent, mass mobilization of international community to save lives in North Darfur

A rapid nutrition and mortality assessment carried out by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reveals that a catastrophic situation has unfolded in Zamzam camp, North Darfur, since the conflict in Sudan began in April 2023. All emergency thresholds for malnutrition have been reached and MSF is calling for an immediate, coordinated and rapid scale-up […]

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Sudan: Escalating humanitarian needs for more than half a million newly internally displaced people fleeing violence in Wad Madani   

On Dec. 15, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) launched an attack on Wad Madani, Sudan, and took control of several other cities and areas in Al Jazirah state within days. Since then, more than half a million people have fled the fighting and ensuing insecurity, including about 234,000[1] internally displaced people who had previously sought […]

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MSF survey sheds new light on scale and intensity of ethnic violence in West Darfur

A retrospective mortality survey carried out among Sudanese refugees in Chad by Epicentre, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s medical research and epidemiology centre, documents the appalling scale of the wave of violence that swept through the region last June, while atrocities have continued in recent months in the region of El Geneina, the capital […]

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Chad: MSF teams rush to find new water sources as refugees´ health risks escalate

People displaced from Sudan sheltering in camps in eastern Chad are living in dire conditions, desperately short of clean water and decent sanitation. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are providing water and sanitation assistance in three camps in the border region. Some 40,000 people in Metche refugee camp are receiving just six litres […]

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Sudan: MSF says unconscionable surgical ban in Khartoum must be immediately reversed

An unconscionable ban that is preventing life-saving surgical supplies from being transported to hospitals in RSF-controlled areas of Khartoum is putting the lives of hundreds of people – including women and children – at risk and must be immediately reversed, says Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Implemented since early September, and communicated to MSF […]

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Sudan crisis: More people forced to flee to Chad as fighting intensifies across Darfur

Following increased fighting in El Geneina in Sudan’s West Darfur, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams operating across the border in eastern Chad have seen an immediate and major increase in the number of people arriving in the region. 36 wounded people were received by MSF teams over the past weekend alone. Refugees coming […]

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Statement: MSF supported Al Nao hospital in Omdurman, northwest Khartoum hit by shelling

The morning of Oct. 9, at around 7:20 a.m. shelling struck the MSF supported Al Nao hospital, in Omdurman, Khartoum. A shell hit Al Nao’s emergency department, killing two patient caretakers, and injuring five people, who were immediately referred to other facilities. As one of the last functioning hospitals in Omdurman, the hospital was treating […]

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“I saw many corpses on my way” – Stories from the massive influx of wounded Sudanese in eastern Chad

By the time the current conflict in Sudan broke out in mid-April, its Darfur region had already been facing war and ethnic violence for over two decades. Today’s fighting – which first erupted in Khartoum between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF)—has rekindled fault lines in communities throughout Darfur, […]

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Sudan: Fleeing conflict, hundreds of thousands face hardship and disease in overcrowded camps in White Nile State 

MSF doctors looking after children inside measles isolation unit at Um Sangour Refugees Camp, White Nile State.

More than 140,000 people, mostly South Sudanese women and children fleeing from Khartoum, have newly arrived in White Nile state since conflict broke out in Sudan and are now facing huge unmet needs for food, shelter, healthcare and water and sanitation in 10 camps that host around 387,000 people, according to the local authorities. Doctors […]

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Khartoum: Aid in jeopardy as MSF staff face beatings, death threats and theft

Hospital scene in Khartoum.

On the afternoon of July 20, four MSF staff as well as four truck drivers and a team of 10 daily workers were stopped by a group of armed men while transporting medical supplies to the Turkish Hospital in southern Khartoum, where MSF provides health care. After arguing about the reasons for MSF’s presence, the […]

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