MSF receives treatment from a community health worker

Sudan

Fighting has displaced tens of thousands of people in Sudan, where we respond by providing medical care for malnutrition, diarrhoeal diseases and malaria.

At a project in Sortoni, we provide treatment via outpatient and inpatient consultations. The project also provides nutritional services and vaccinations. At Dar Zaghawa, four of our health centres offer medical care, with a particular focus on mothers and children.

We also treat visceral leishmaniasis (also known as kala azar) in Al-Gedaref State, eastern Sudan. This parasitic disease, which is transmitted by sandflies, has a 95 per cent mortality rate if it is not treated.

Our teams are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Sudan.

Our activities in 2020 in Sudan

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2020.

MSF in Sudan in 2020 In Sudan, MSF assisted with the COVID-19 response and provided emergency assistance to people affected and displaced by violence, including those who fled Tigray, Ethiopia.
Sudan Activities 2020

From April, MSF started supporting the national response to the pandemic in the capital, Khartoum, by running training to improve infection prevention and control measures, ward and triage circuits, and water and sanitation provision inside health facilities. This training, run in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, was provided to healthcare professionals in leadership roles at 90 hospitals in Khartoum state, as well as staff, so they could replicate the training sessions in hospitals in other states.

In August, we opened a COVID-19 treatment centre in Omdurman teaching hospital, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, for patients with moderate to severe symptoms of the virus. During the year, we also conducted health promotion and awareness-raising sessions on COVID-19 in local communities and healthcare centres across the country.

Following violence and subsequent displacement, we provided emergency response assistance to people, via mobile clinics in Geneina in West Darfur and Sortony in North Darfur, and by donating humanitarian aid in Port Sudan, Red Sea State and Gereida, South Darfur.

In September, the Blue Nile burst its banks, causing devastating floods that affected more than three million people across 17 of Sudan’s 18 states. MSF provided emergency response, including in River Nile state, where we distributed relief items such as hygiene kits and constructed latrines. During an outbreak of a viral haemorrhagic fever caused by mosquitoes in Northern State, we provided treatment and water and sanitation activities.

In November, when conflict broke out in Tigray, Ethiopia, thousands of people fled across the border into Sudan. We sent teams to assist refugees in Al-Gedaref and Kassala states, providing screening for malnutrition, general healthcare consultations, and water and sanitation in two camps, and at the main border crossing points.

Throughout the year, we continued our regular medical activities in Khartoum, and in North, East, and Central Darfur states, as well as White Nile, Al-Gedaref and South Kordofan states. These activities included nutritional support for children, maternity care, and treatment for diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV and kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis).

 

in 2020
 
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Ethiopia Tigray crisis

Tigray violence scatters people across two countries

Crisis Update 22 Jun 2021
 
Tsgay Testimony | Hamdayet Reception Area
Ethiopia Tigray crisis

For refugees in Hamdayet, Sudan, “everyone is hungry, and everyone is tired”

Project Update 19 Feb 2021
 
Ethiopian Refugees Crossing: Hamdayet Entry Point
Ethiopia Tigray crisis

Providing assistance to people in Ethiopia and Sudan in wake of Tigray violence

Project Update 12 Jan 2021
 
Al Hashaba transit camp for refugees from Ehtiopian Tigray Region
Ethiopia Tigray crisis

“Services for the refugees need to increase, otherwise it will be a disaster”

Voices from the Field 23 Dec 2020
 
Ethiopian Refugees Crossing - Hamadayet Border
Ethiopia Tigray crisis

MSF providing medical care and assistance in Sudan to people fleeing violence in Ethiopia

Project Update 27 Nov 2020
 
Pibor-Thousands flee into the bush as conflict intensifies
Sudan

MSF urges respect for medical action after violent incursion in Central Darfur

Statement 15 May 2020
 
Supporting Sudan against coronavirus COVID-19
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

MSF provides support to hospitals and sites in response to COVID-19 in Sudan

Project Update 20 Apr 2020
 
Life inside the Protection of Civilians sites in South Sudan
Tuberculosis

Between war and fragile health systems, tackling TB in Sudan and South Sudan

Voices from the Field 24 Mar 2020
 
Al Kashafa Hospital 2020
Sudan

Four things you need to know about South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

Project Update 3 Feb 2020