MSF's activities in Darfur, Sudan (June 2004)

Medical teams conduct medical consultations and hospitalisation, treat victims of violence, care for severely and moderately malnourished children, and provide water, blanket feedings and other essential items in Mornay, Zalingei, Nyertiti, Kerenik, El Genina, Garsila, Deleig, Mukjar, Bindisi, and Um Kher in West Darfur State; Kalma Camp near Nyala and Kass in South Darfur State; and Kebkabiya in North Darfur State. MSF also continues to assess areas throughout Darfur. Additional teams provide assistance to Sudanese who have sought refuge in Chad in Adre, Birak and Tine, Iriba and Guereda. WEST DARFUR STATE MSF is working in areas where nearly 250,000 displaced people have gathered. Mornay Medical teams at two MSF clinics conduct nearly 1,000 consultations each week, with more than half involving children under five years of age. The principal pathologies include respiratory infections and severe diarrhea, and bloody diarrhea. 35 people are hospitalized each week, mainly from respiratory infections, malaria, acts of violence, and diarrhea. Nearly 1,000 children have been treated for severe malnutrition in a Therapeutic Feeding Center (TFC) and 4,000 children have been treated for moderate malnutrition in a Supplementary Feeding Center (SFC). MSF conducted 3 blanket feeding for more than 44,000 people. More than 500,000 liters of potable water are distributed every day. Zalingei Medical teams at two MSF clinics conduct nearly 2,300 consultations each week, with more than half involving children under five years of age. The principal pathologies include respiratory infections and severe diarrhea, and bloody diarrhea. 399 patients have been hospitalized in the past six weeks, mainly for respiratory infections and severe diarrhea. MSF has treated 300 severely malnourished children in a TFC and 1,100 moderately malnourished children in an SFC. Family rations have also been distributed at the Feeding Centers. Nyertiti MSF has treated 1,020 cases of measles and conducted 1,726 consultations in the past three weeks. MSF has admitted 52 severely malnourished children into a TFC and distributes food rations to the children's families. El Geneina An MSF medical team supports the surgical and pediatric wards at the hospital. Kerenik MSF treats 112 children for severe malnutrition in a TFC, 213 children in an SFC, and distributes food rations to the children's families. Garsila and four satellite sites (Deleig, Mukjar, Bindisi, and Um Kher) MSF treats 346 severely malnourished children in a TFC, 725 children in an SFC, and distributes food rations to the children's families. Medical teams conducted 16,780 consultations in May, mainly treating for diarrhea, respiratory infections, and malaria. More than 10,000 children have been vaccinated against measles. SOUTH DARFUR STATE MSF is working in areas where nearly 60,000 displaced people have gathered. Kalma Camp near Nyala MSF is treating 164 severely malnourished children in a TFC, 267 children in an SFC, and distributes food rations to the children's families. Kass In the first six days, MSF admitted 285 severely malnourished children into a TFC and nearly 650 in an SFC. NORTH DARFUR STATE MSF is working in areas where nearly 130,000 displaced people have gathered. Kebkabiya MSF rehabilitated the 50 bed reference hospital, and provided medicines, medical materials, and training. Medical teams have been providing health care since mid-June, conducting an average of 120 consultations per day. Doctors and nurses see more and more patients everyday, and MSF also supports two out-patient centers in areas where displaced have gathered. Sarif Umra, and Birka Sayra In the coming days, MSF will open an out-patient center in each site. CHAD MSF teams provide assistance to Sundanese who have found refuge in Chad at Adre, Birak, Tine, Iriba and Guerada.