Source: International Rescue Committee (IRC) |

Continued violence in Sudan is having catastrophic health consequences on displaced people, warns International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Following continued and escalating conflict across Sudan, poor hygiene conditions and limited access to healthcare services for displaced people has led to a sharp increase in cholera

Close to 3,000 suspected cases of Cholera have been recorded across Sudan since September 26th; At least 95 fatalities from Cholera have been recorded in Sudan in the same period; About 201,500 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were admitted and received treatment in Sudan between 1 January and 31 September 2023; IRC…

Source: Save the Children |

Sudan: About 7,600 Children Fleeing Homes Daily in World’s Largest Child Displacement Crisis

Dozens of displaced children have sought urgent care as the result of horrific sexual violence, life-changing injuries, and severe psychological distress from Save the Children medical and child protection staff

About 7,600[1] children are fleeing their homes daily in Sudan, according to new analysis by Save the Children, with seven months of conflict causing havoc and horror across much of the country and one eighth of children now displaced. Dozens of displaced children have sought urgent care as the result…

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Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

At COP28, more failure on climate change is not an option for vulnerable communities

MSF works in many of the world’s most climate-vulnerable settings and treats patients experiencing the health impacts of climate change first-hand

Too little is being done to protect the most vulnerable people against the negative impacts of climate change, warns Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). World leaders gathering in Dubai for the COP28 conference on climate change must take urgent measures to protect the health of the most affected communities. “The world’s…

Source: Amnesty International |

Sudan: Civilians suffering ‘unimaginable horror’ amid ethnically motivated violence in Darfur

The United Nations reported that women and girls were subjected to sexual violence in Ardamata’s camp for internally displaced persons as well as in their homes

Survivors and witnesses of a series of ethnically motivated attacks by Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and allied Arab militias in Ardamata, West Darfur earlier this month that killed and injured hundreds of civilians, have described the harrowing scenes to Amnesty International. The attacks begun around 1 November when RSF started…

Source: World Health Organization - Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Regional Director statement on the health crisis in Sudan

The figures coming out of Sudan are staggering: nearly 25 million people need humanitarian aid and 11 million people need urgent health assistance

With the world’s attention having turned to the horrifying situation in Gaza, we must remember that the Sudanese people continue to face suffering on a scale that is also catastrophic. The figures coming out of Sudan are staggering: nearly 25 million people need humanitarian aid and 11 million people need…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

In South Sudan, MSF Mini-Lab initiative brings hope in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance represents a heavy burden for healthcare systems all over the world, especially countries with low resources, such as South Sudan

Every year, an estimated 700,000 people die from antimicrobial resistance around the world. Today universally recognised as a global threat, antimicrobial resistance represents a heavy burden for healthcare systems all over the world, especially countries with low resources, such as South Sudan; To address antimicrobial resistance, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

The World Food programme (WFP) operations risk grinding to a halt in Chad as refugees flee Darfur killings

This comes as aid agencies scramble to respond to a fresh wave of refugees fleeing an unimaginable humanitarian crisis unfolding in neighbouring Darfur

The United Nations World Food programme (WFP) is today warning of a looming halt to its food and nutrition assistance to 1.4 million crisis-affected populations in Chad – including newly arrived Sudanese refugees - due to funding constraints. This comes as aid agencies scramble to respond to a fresh wave…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Sudan: Brutal, targeted attacks on civilians must stop

International humanitarian law requires all parties to facilitate humanitarian operations

Patrick Youssef is regional director for Africa at the International Committee of the Red Cross. He has just returned from Sudan, where he met representatives of the government and of the Rapid Support Forces. As the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, he is sounding the alarm Despair and violence have…

Source: Government Offices of Sweden, Ministry for Foreign Affairs |

Sweden scales up support to civilian population in Sudan

This support will help meet growing humanitarian needs resulting from the armed conflict that broke out in April this year

Through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Sweden is providing an additional SEK 149 million to the civilian population in Sudan. This support will help meet growing humanitarian needs resulting from the armed conflict that broke out in April this year. Parts of the support will also go towards…

Source: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) |

International Partners Call for Calm and Restraint in Garowe

International partners remain committed to supporting Somalia and the Somali people in building the foundation for a peaceful and prosperous society

International partners* are concerned about the risk of higher tensions, including the current mobilization of forces, in Garowe. The presence of these forces is intimidating civilians and has led to the closure of schools.  There is no justification for violence or the threat of force. Grievances should be addressed peacefully…