Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) employs more than 2,800 South Sudanese staff and more than 300 international staff to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and provide free and high quality healthcare to people in need.
MSF teams are currently running medical projects in six of South Sudan’s ten states and the Abyei Administrative Area. MSF also provides life-saving medical assistance to South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries.
MSF calls on all parties to the conflict to respect medical facilities and staff, to allow aid organisations access to affected communities and to allow patients and populations to reach assistance and receive medical treatment irrespective of their origin or ethnicity.
MSF IN NUMBERS 1 January – 31 May 2015
- 271,341 outpatient consultations, (of which 107,115 children under 5 years old)
- 16,769 patients hospitalised, (of which 7,694 children under 5 years old)
- 6,769 surgical operations, of which 6,077 were deliveries
- 6,784 children treated for malnutrition, of which 1,896 were hospitalised
- 1,429 patients being treated for kala azar
MSF Staff – May 2015 In the month of May, MSF employed 2,852 South Sudanese staff to work alongside 315 international staff to work in 16 projects across South Sudan.
Scope of Activities
In 2014, MSF raised private funds from 5.7 million individual donors and private funders around the world for its medical work in more than 60 countries. South Sudan was MSF’s biggest programme in 2014, with 936,000 outpatient consultations and funding of 110 million US dollars.
More detail, including activity by region, in the complete report: MSF South Sudan Activity Update April & May 2015.