MSF Launches Warnings about Sudan 


Agencies – Sudan Events

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has complained about the severe difficulties it faces, along with other organizations, in providing urgent aid to about half a million newly displaced people from Wad Medani in Gezira State – Central Sudan, following its invasion by the Rapid Support militia (RSF) in mid-December.

The international organization said in a statement on Monday evening that the conflict had caused countless suffering, the displacement of millions, the killing of thousands, and the injury of countless numbers, and indicated that many of the displaced people from Wad Medani had previously been displaced there.

It explained that the number of displaced people to Gadarif has reached 64,000 people and 30,000 people to Kasala, which means difficulty in obtaining health care and basic medicines, particularly since those fleeing are suffering from increasing health problems, resulting from the direct and indirect effects of violence, and the deterioration of their health day after day due to the scarcity and pollution of water, sanitation and other basic services.

MSF Sudan Coordinator Suleiman Ammar said: “Through its mobile clinics, MSF has diagnosed 66 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition with serious complications in the past six months – cases that could be fatal if not treated in hospital urgently”.

MSF added that due to the lack of security, the organization was forced to adapt its operations in Sudan to respond quickly as humanitarian needs increased, after the chaos that followed the changing dynamics of the conflict, severe insecurity and widespread violence created an environment in which it was unable to operate, and was forced to suspend all its activities and evacuating its employees from the city on December 19, “leaving behind a population without basic medical services,” in addition to evacuating its employees from Al-Damazin and Umm Rakouba in Gadarif and Al-Damazin states.

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