Images from the southern hospital in El Fasher, North Darfur, where many people were injured in the fighting.

MSF is assessing and scaling up its activities in Sudan

On Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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MSF supported facilities continue to provide medical care in Sudan, in Kreinik, West Darfur, in Rokero, Central Darfur, in Um Rakuba and Tinedba, Gedaref state and in Damazin, Blue Nile State. In El Fasher, North Darfur State, the MSF supported hospital continues to receive large numbers of wounded people. The teams are working around the clock to treat the injured – 410 people have so far made it to the hospital for treatment, the only health facility operational in the city and around 55 conflict-related deaths have been recorded. MSF was also able to make donations of supplies in Khartoum. 

Interview: Konstantinos Psykakos, Emergency Coordinator in Sudan

After the start of the conflict between the two sides, a lot of NGOs have left the area and humanitarian assistance has been disrupted severely. MSF had to adjust its own operations on the ground. First in order to ensure the safety of our operations and of our staff. That being said, there is no intention of us leaving Sudan and stopping our activities. It is urgent for us to enter and restart those activities and even scale up in order to address a situation where the people will not have access to care. Extract from the interview with Konstantinos Psykakos before his departure for Sudan as Emergency Coordinator.

Interview with Dr. Bakri AbuBakr, MSF's Operations manager in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia.

Médecins Sans Frontières also requests that we be allowed to continue providing humanitarian service without hindrance. And safety is a fundamental requirement for aid workers to be able to continue their efforts. To this day, we continue to work in all states; however, we are confronted with significant challenges and issues. Extract from the interview with Dr. Bakri AbuBakr, MSF's Operations  manager in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia.

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