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Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news

ISL welcomes MSF for a discussion with students on field experience

In early June, MSF was invited by ISL's MedSoc student association to talk about our work in the field.
 Sudanese refugees arriving at Adré hospital


Child refugees in Chad, the direct victims of the conflict

Sudanese refugees continue to flood into Chad following the conflict that rages in their country, particularly in West Darfur.


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Central African Republic

Everyone arrives exhausted from Sudan, and many children are ill

In recent weeks, thousands of people fleeing the conflict in Sudan have sought refuge in northern Central African Republic (CAR). Issa Moussa, deputy head of mission for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is coordinating MSF’s emergency response in Birao. Here, Moussa explains how MSF is adapting to provide medical support to Sudanese refugees in CAR.
Hôpital détruit à Lyman, dans la région de Donetsk. ©Colin Delfosse
Christos Chistou, Président International de Médecins Sans Frontières  ©MSF/Pierre-Yves Bernard
Christos Christou

G7 Countries Must Commit to Safeguarding Humanitarian Assistance

Ahead of the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan, Dr Christos Christou, International President of the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières, urges the leaders of the G7 countries to make a long-term commitment to safeguarding humanitarian assistance despite highly polarized conflicts and tensions across continents.


An update on the chaotic situation of a wartime health system

War in Sudan has put a strain on an already fragile health system. Dr Khalid Elsheikh Ahmedana reports on the situation in Khartoum, the country's capital.


MSF is assessing and scaling up its activities in Sudan

MSF supported facilities continue to provide medical care in Sudan, in Kreinik, West Darfur, in Rokero, Central Darfur, in Um Rakuba and Tinedba, Gedaref state and in Damazin, Blue Nile State. In El Fasher, North Darfur State, the MSF supported hospital continues to receive large numbers of wounded people. The teams are working around the clock to treat the injured – 410 people have so far made it to the hospital for treatment, the only health facility operational in the city and around 55 conflict-related deaths have been recorded. MSF was also able to make donations of supplies in Khartoum.


Sudan: MSF responds to medical needs, prepares to scale up activities

Ongoing violence continues in many parts of Sudan. Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams on the ground report that hospitals are overwhelmed and thousands are fleeing to safer areas. Already we are seeing immense humanitarian and medical needs.


Donation of medical supplies to support hospitals in Sudan

Dr Ghazali Babiker, MSF's Sudan Country Representative, and his team in Khartoum donated supplies to a hospital that has received a large number of wounded since the fighting began on 15 April. This is the third donation we have been able to make since Sunday 23 April. However, while they were at the warehouse putting the supplies into the ambulance that would take them to the hospital, air strikes and shelling began, and they had to take cover until everything was finished. He narrates.


Catastrophic situation in sudan

There is currently heavy fighting in El Fasher. We are still hearing gunfire from our compound as I speak. It is very unsafe because of the shooting and the shelling – there have been large numbers of civilian casualties.