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Gaza: Attacks on humanitarian workers amid relentless bombardment make vital assistance near impossible

One month ago, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued provisional measures ordering Israel to prevent and punish acts of genocide and ensure that basic services and aid reach people in the Gaza Strip. However, the humanitarian situation for trapped...

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Khartoum: Lack of essential visas for MSF staff threatens life-saving care in hospital

Without visas being urgently granted by the Sudanese authorities, MSF may soon be forced to withdraw its support to the Turkish Hospital in Khartoum. Visa applications for emergency staff – including surgeons, nurses, and other specialists – have been pending for...

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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...

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

26 July, 2023 - 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,...

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Extreme violence in Las Anod forces MSF to close activities 

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has reached the difficult decision to withdraw our services from Las Anod General Hospital, Sool region, located within the internationally-recognised borders of Somalia,* due to increased volatility and repeated security incidents which have impacted the safe...

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

Khartoum/Paris, 21 July, 2023 – 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...

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“The horrifying scenes in Khartoum will forever haunt me”: Refugees’ Journey from Khartoum to the Camps in East Sudan

Since 15 April, different states in Sudan have been impacted by the fighting, the scale of violence, and limited access to healthcare and essential resources. This has drastically affected the lives of millions of people, leading to displacement and an...

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CAR: MSF vaccinates thousands of children after arrival of refugees from Sudan

This vaccination campaign against measles and other diseases is part of the emergency response launched by the medical organization in the town of Birao, in northern Central African Republic, where refugees from Sudan have been relocated.  A Sudanese girl is...

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Sudan: Over 1,000 wounded people treated at MSF-supported hospital during almost three months of fighting in El Fasher

Since the start of the fighting in Sudan, MSF and Ministry of Health staff have treated over 1,000 war wounded patients at the hospital MSF supports in North Darfur. Here, Mohammed Alfa-qeeh – our project coordinator in El Fasher –...

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Resilience Amidst Conflict: Reflections from Khartoum

Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan, has been severely affected by the ongoing violence and political unrest in the country, making it one of the worst affected areas. The city has witnessed widespread clashes, resulting in the loss of hundreds...

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Haiti: MSF strongly condemns the violent incursion of armed men in the Tabarre hospital

The organization is currently suspending all activities at the hospital.Port-au-Prince, July 7, 2023 – Last night, approximately 20 armed men violently entered the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Tabarre, in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, to forcibly remove a patient...

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Sudan: child refugees in Chad, the direct victims of the conflict

Sudanese refugees continue to flood into Chad following the conflict that rages in their country, particularly in West Darfur. Among them are infants, children and adolescents who are vulnerable and, in some cases, severely injured. The pediatric ward at the...

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