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Providing Healthcare To Neglected Population - Jebel Marra


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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 activities in 2022 in Sudan

Data and information from the International Activity Report 2022.

MSF in Sudan in 2022 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continued to respond to multiple health issues during a turbulent year in Sudan, where violence and extreme weather caused mass displacement.
Sudan IAR map 2022

In 2022, humanitarian needs were at their highest levels in a decade, amid conflict, erratic rainfall, flooding, food insecurity, funding cuts and an ongoing political and economic crisis.

There was a surge in fighting between fragmented armed groups in Darfur, Kordofan and Blue Nile states, causing further displacement. According to UN estimates, more than three million people were displaced across the country, including around 400,000 people newly displaced in 2022, about 2.5 million of them in Darfur.

We worked in four states in Darfur, mostly in hard-to-reach communities otherwise cut off from assistance, including in the Jebel Marra region, providing care through mobile and fixed clinics and hospitals. Services included general, specialist, emergency and reproductive healthcare, nutrition support for children, health promotion and vaccination campaigns.

In Blue Nile state, we ran a therapeutic feeding programme for malnourished children, and supported rural health clinics offering basic healthcare. We conducted mobile clinics and water and sanitation activities at sites where displaced families resided following three waves of violent clashes.

Our teams in Khartoum and Omdurman continued to provide general healthcare and emergency services for refugees, displaced people and host communities.

In early 2022, during protests, we supported seven Ministry of Health ambulances, donated supplies, and trained eight hospitals in mass casualty management. In January, nine MSF staff were detained briefly in Khartoum, and health facility raids were common. In December, we concluded our support to Mygoma orphanage in Khartoum and handed over to the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Health.

In Al-Gedaref and Kassala states, we assisted Ethiopian refugees and local communities by offering basic health and reproductive care, nutrition support for children, and treatment for neglected tropical diseases.

From June to September, heavy rains caused widespread flooding. Partnering with local communities, MSF responded across four states, providing drinking water and essential items, along with sanitation and hygiene services.


in 2022
One by One, Hospitals Are Damaged and Closed in Al Fasher as Fighting Rages On
Conflict in Sudan

One by one, hospitals are damaged and closed in El Fasher as fighting rages

Press Release 14 Jun 2024
El Fasher - July 2023

Nowhere safe from violent fighting in El Fasher as hospitals are repeatedly hit

Press Release 28 May 2024
Bullet hole caused by shooting in the operating room of the Zalingei teaching hospital, Central Darfur state, Sudan.

People abandoned amidst horrific violence and humanitarian void in Central Darfur

Project Update 17 May 2024
El Fasher - July 2023

Nowhere is safe as deadly fighting escalates in El Fasher, North Darfur

Voices from the Field 15 May 2024
People are gathering at a health facility in El Fasher
Conflict in Sudan

Bomb kills two children and puts El Fasher hospital out of action amid fighting

Press Release 12 May 2024
Mobile Clinics in Wad Madani, Sudan, June 2023
Conflict in Sudan

MSF forced to suspend essential support in Wad Madani due to obstructions and harassment

Press Release 9 May 2024
Malnutrition in Zamzam camp, North Darfur
Conflict in Sudan

Catastrophic malnutrition crisis in Zamzam camp amidst escalating violence in North Darfur

Press Release 1 May 2024
Faces and Voices from Wad Madani 06
Conflict in Sudan

After a year of war in Sudan, a rapid scale up of response is needed to avoid catastrophe

Press Release 12 Apr 2024
MSF International President Dr Christos Christou visiting the Zalingei teaching hospital, Central Darfur, Sudan
Conflict in Sudan

In Sudan, “the needs are growing by the day, but the response is deeply inadequate”

Statement 8 Apr 2024