Thousands of people have fled southeast from Khartoum to Wad Madani. MSF teams, including staff from Khartoum and from our project in Damazin, are assessing how we can best begin to respond to the needs there.
Before the escalation in violence, MSF worked in Darfur, Khartoum, White Nile, Blue Nile, Al Jazeera, Al Gedaref, River Nile and Kassala states. MSF-supported facilities are continuing to treat patients in Damazin in Blue Nile State, Omdurman in Khartoum State, Kreinik and El Geneina in West Darfur, Rokero in Central Darfur, El Fasher in North Darfur, and Um Rakuba and Gedaref state in eastern Sudan.
We remain committed to providing much-needed health care to people in Sudan, especially during these challenging moments. But to do so, we need to be able to ensure safety and security for our staff and patients.
"Experienced MSF emergency teams stand ready to enter Sudan as soon as they are able to support the scale-up of our activities," said Kate Nolan, MSF deputy director of operations. "Other teams are currently preparing and identifying the best ways to send medical and humanitarian supplies to the country."