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MSF reinforcement team denied permission by Sudan authorities to respond to the needs Extremely poor living conditions are putting at risk some 15,000 displaced victims of conflict in El Sereif camp in Sudan’s South Darfur state. The most recent 4,500 arrivals in the camp, in particular, have scarcely enough drinking water to stay alive, and infectious diseases such as Hepatitis E are...
Intertribal clashes resumed in the Um Dukhun area, in Sudan’s Central Darfur state, on Thursday 19 June, resulting in more than 100 people killed and injured, and in people being displaced from their homes and crossing into neighbouring Chad. The violence occurred in four towns – Selele, Marduf, Magan and Kabar – located between the Um Dukhun  and Nyala areas. In the days following the...
   Dr. Deogracia Kabila, Medical Team Leader for MSF emergency response in Tissi, Chad. On April 17th, MSF Dr. Deo Kabila was at a refugee site in Am Doukhum, Chad, on the border of Sudan, preparing for a vaccination campaign for the local population, refugees and Chadian returnees.  It was the end of the day, and he and his team were on their way back to the MSF base...
  Tissi, Chad - Since early March, tens of thousands of displaced Sudanese, Chadian and Central African civilians have been pouring into south east Chad to escape clashes in neighboring Darfur. The refugee and returnee population in the Tissi area has increased by approximately 50,000. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is calling for the refugees to receive humanitarian...
Since independence last year,nearly 200 000 people have returned to South Sudan,carrying in their bags the lives they’ve created for themselves…Over the twelve months ,the last twelve months the young country has  had to contend with a flood of the dispossedded some reclaiming their land,other fleeing renewed conflict along a contentious border…At the Me’decins Sans Frontie’res (MSF)...
In the world’s newest country, three out of four people have no access to basic health care. Women and children bear the brunt of this neglect: many women do not survive pregnancy or childbirth, and children die from preventable diseases and malnutrition. Length: 8:37  
Dr Prinitha Pillay, MSF South Africa’s board president, spoke to SABC Channel Africa radio journalist, Jane Mathebula, about the state of health care in South Sudan in the wake of the country’s independence. Pillay spent nine months working in South Sudan between 2010 and 2011. “The situation in South Sudan today in fact remains a humanitarian emergency,” Pillay said....
People in Abyei live on the frontlines of an ongoing battle for control. New clashes that began on May 20 have pushed thousands from their homes and made them even more vulnerable to medical complications. For more information, visit msf.org to find the MSF web site in your home country. If you have questions or comments, send an e-mail to msfpodcast@msf.org . MSF, or Doctors...
The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is currently responding to the consequences of fighting in the Abyei region, in Sudan.  Following violent clashes, the MSF hospital in Agok, 40 kilometres south of Abyei, received 42 wounded during the night between Friday to Saturday. This morning, the entire...
Female genital cutting, or FGC, is the practice of surgically removing part or all of a girl’s or woman’s external genitalia. It has a number of negative physical and psychological effects, and in the worst cases can lead to death through severe bleeding. MSF arrived in the Tagadom area of Red Sea State in 2006 to raise awareness about the medical effects of FGC and to offer high-...
It is a cruel irony for the people of Southern Sudan that the world is focusing on the potential fallout of this weekend's referendum on secession from the north, while the ongoing emergencies facing the region since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) six years ago have been all but ignored. View external media
Most medical facilities were destroyed in more than two decades of civil war. Now, the dire lack of health clinics, the long distances involved in reaching them, often days of walking and the unattainable costs of care are all barriers to people seeking medical help. In Southern Sudan up to three-quarters of people do not have access to even basic healthcare. View external media.
Fighting in western Upper Nile and northern Jonglei, South Sudan, during the weekend led to an influx of wounded people at Malakal hospital. Medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) supported the Ministry of Health (MoH) facility to provide urgent medical care and treatment to 24 people including 7 women and 1 child. “Our main concern...
“It’s red,” my colleague calls out to me, so I make another tally mark on our data sheet where ‘red’ results are increasingly becoming the norm. We walk to the next house and find another red, and then another some moments later. After assessing over 300 children, we decide to take a break away from the southern Sudanese heat – it is 46°C and only 11am...
In the last few months, a combination of bad harvests and growing insecurity has resulted in a huge increase in the rates of malnutrition in Southern Sudan. Médecins Sans Frontières emergency teams are responding to the crisis, but more feeding centres, specialised food, and staff are needed to prevent needless deaths of Sudanese children.   Moses Chol,...
All other MSF medical facilities in Jonglei and Sudan continue   Following three separate security incidents in one of its remote healthcare clinics, international emergency medical aid organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been forced to suspend all activities in Gumuruk, Jonglei State.   MSF is calling on all armed groups, community members...
Following serious July flooding in the Red Sea State, north eastern Sudan, international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) donated kits and emergency food for affected communities to help address continuing needs.   Many families in the Tokar region were affected by heavy flooding in mid-July which destroyed...
Voice from the field: An interview with Dr Esther Sterk, emergency medical coordinator MSF   The food crisis in the Sahel region of Africa has caused widespread malnutrition, particularly amongst children. In two areas of Al-Gedaref state, in the east of Sudan, MSF is running nutrition programmes in collaboration with the Sudanese Ministry of Health. Dr Esther Sterk, emergency...
An MSF nurse prepares an injection for treatment of kala azar at an MSF-run facility in Pibor, Jonglei State, which neighbours Upper Nile State, where MSF is responding to high numbers of new kala azar patients. Photo: Jenn Warren Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is preparing to open an additional kala azar referral treatment site in Malakal, in the Upper...
This year Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has witnessed a worrying deterioration in the situation in Southern Sudan, with severe medical humanitarian implications for the population. Though the challenges facing the semi-autonomous region of Southern Sudan occur within the context of Sudan as a whole, this paper will focus solely on the worsening situation in the South. However, there are also...
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