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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
MSF supporting the measles vaccination campaign by the Ministry of Health in the Um Sangour camp, White Nile state, Sudan
Conflict in Sudan

Overwhelming needs in White Nile as conflict pushes people to limit

Voices from the Field 28 Sep 2023
Umdawanban hospital OCG

Catastrophic health crisis in Sudan demands more action

Statement 21 Sep 2023
Hepatitis E cases in Al-Tanideba, Sudan
Conflict in Sudan

Forty-nine people killed in Khartoum’s deadliest weekend since conflict began

Press Release 12 Sep 2023
Hepatitis E cases in Al-Tanideba, Sudan
Conflict in Sudan

Turkish Hospital in Khartoum: Last lifeline for sick children and pregnant women

Voices from the Field 4 Sep 2023
Hepatitis E cases in Al-Tanideba, Sudan
Conflict in Sudan

People trapped by indiscriminate attacks in Nyala, South Darfur

Statement 24 Aug 2023
MSF supported Al Nao hospital in Omdurman
Conflict in Sudan

Violence threatens people and vital hospital in Omdurman

Press Release 17 Aug 2023
Illustration of fightings in Khartoum, Sudan
Conflict in Sudan

Lack of essential visas for MSF staff threatens lifesaving care in hospital

Press Release 9 Aug 2023
Sudanese refugees in Chad
Conflict in Sudan

Wounded people arrive in Chad to escape horrific violence in Sudan

Project Update 2 Aug 2023
Sangour and Ajwal: Critical unmet needs among displaced people in White Nile State.
Conflict in Sudan

Hundreds of thousands face disease in overcrowded camps in White Nile state

Project Update 27 Jul 2023