Large parts of Sudan have been gripped by violence since April 15, including gunfire, shelling, and airstrikes. Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) teams on the ground report that hospitals are overwhelmed, and thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety. Many others, including health care workers, are trapped by the fighting.
Pressure on hospitals is intense, as many have been damaged or face shortages of supplies. In many regions patients and staff alike are unable to reach the few health facilities that still function. As a result, many people are cut off from medical care at a time when they need it most.