Facing up to reality: Health crises deepens as violence escalates in Southern Sudan

This year Doctors Without Borders (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 clear medical humanitarian needs in other parts of Sudan, most notably Darfur, to which MSF is also responding.