Tag: Sudan

Refugees in eastern Chad may become ‘trapped’ and ‘forgotten’ with onset of the rainy season

N’djamena, Chad, 9 June 2023 - Thousands of people amassed at Chad’s eastern border in Sila region and other border areas – seeking refuge from a raging conflict in neighbouring Sudan - are at risk of losing access to vital...

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CAR: “Everyone arrives exhausted from Sudan, and many children are ill”

In recent weeks, thousands of people fleeing the conflict in Sudan have sought refuge in northern Central African Republic (CAR). Issa Moussa, deputy head of mission for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is coordinating MSF’s emergency response in Birao. Moussa...

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El Geneina: A Devastating Chronicle of Survival in West Darfur

From West Darfur to Chad: An MSF Logistician's Journey Through Conflict El Geneina is a word that translates to "the garden" in Arabic, but the meaning lacks alignment with the current harsh reality that people there have recently been living through....

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Chad: MSF teams received more than 70 wounded in Adré and are extending activities in response to the conflict in Sudan

2 June, 2023 - A total of 72 wounded people from Sudan have been treated at the hospital in Adré,  eastern Chad, by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in partnership with the local health authorities. This is as a result of...

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“Humanitarian operations in many parts of the country may grind to a halt” 

Dr Ahmed Abd-elrahman is a Sudanese doctor who has worked with MSF for more than 17 years, including assignments in Somalia, Pakistan, Libya. He is currently Director of Operations at MSF Brussels and is directly supporting MSF teams in Sudan.   ...

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MSF ‘shaken and appalled’ by looting of its premises in Sudan

Khartoum, 23 May - Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) condemns the unacceptable harassment of its staff and the violent looting and occupation of its medical premises and supported facilities in Sudan. Staff and patients are repeatedly facing the trauma...

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Sudan: 240 trauma patients treated in Khartoum in a week

KHARTOUM/BRUSSELS – An MSF team working alongside Sudanese staff and volunteers in one hospital in south Khartoum has treated 240 trauma patients in just over a week. Many of them have suffered gunshot wounds or injuries resulting from explosions, consistent...

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“In Jebel Marra, we face the indirect effects of this terrible escalation”

Since the escalation of violence in many parts of Sudan on 15 April 2023, Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors without Borders (MSF) continues to provide medical humanitarian assistance in seven states in the country. In Rokero and Umo, in the mountainous...

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El Geneina Teaching Hospital, West Darfur: 5 key points on the recent violence and humanitarian needs

The looting of El Geneina Teaching Hospital, which is supported by Médecins Sans Frontières-Doctors Without Borders (MSF) since 2021, made headlines in the last week of April.Reports suggest that widespread looting, destruction, and burning of property took place in El...

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“We came to Sudan seeking safety, but now we are trapped in another conflict that makes it even harder to cope and survive.”

"We came to Sudan seeking safety, but now we are trapped in another conflict that makes it even harder to cope and survive.”- Refugees in Um Rakuba camp. Fighting erupted in Sudan on April 15, affecting Khartoum and other states...

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Vaccination campaign for Sudanese refugees in Koufroun, Chad

Since the resumption of the conflict in Sudan, around 30,000 people have fled to Chad according to the UNHCR. Médecins Sans Frontières is carrying out a vaccination campaign to protect children against measles in temporary camps set up at the...

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West Darfur, Sudan: MSF supported El Geneina teaching hospital was looted

In El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur, the Médecins Sans Frontières- Doctors Without Borders (MSF) supported El Geneina Teaching Hospital, the major referral hospital in the state, has been directly affected by fighting. During a violent intrusion in the past...

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