MSF began providing medical assistance in the Jebel Si in 2005 through a
health post and in 2008 began running a rural hospital in Kaguro and five
health posts. These are the only health facilities in this area, and serve
a permanent population of approximately 100,000 people, as well as about
10,000 seasonal nomads all of whom are entirely dependent on MSF for
healthcare and emergency assistance.
As a result of the growing obstacles encountered over the last year due to
restrictions by the authorities, MSF has been forced to suspend most of its
medical activities in the region of Jebel Si, in North
Darfur State, Sudan. As MSF is the sole health provider in the region,
thousands of people are left without access to essential healthcare.