Malnutrition in Zamzam camp, North Darfur
Conflict in Sudan

We need to talk about Sudan

There’s a forgotten crisis unfolding in Eastern Africa

More than 8.5 million people have been displaced by the brutal war in Sudan that started on April 15 2023 . Many have already been displaced multiple times. Some have fled to neighbouring Chad, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, and the Central African Republic in one of the largest displacement crises.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg, and it's unacceptable that after one year, it's only the tip of the iceberg that we as MSF are aware of and can address. This crisis needs more attention and more decisive action. 

Immense needs across the country

The situation in Sudan right now is terrible. Heavy fighting goes on every day. There are airstrikes, shelling and shooting. Millions of people have left their homes to escape the violence. Basic necessities like food have become more and more expensive.

Many hospitals and clinics have been damaged in the fighting or run out of supplies and staff have left. Vaccines are barely available in most states so many thousands of children have missed out on vaccinations. In 2023, we saw serious outbreaks of infectious diseases like measles and cholera.

People injured in the fighting, pregnant women, sick children and people living with chronic diseases alike struggle to get the medical care they need. Malnutrition rates in some areas already exceed emergency thresholds and are expected to rise further.

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Forgotten crisis in Sudan

What can you do ?

MSF teams are on the ground providing assistance to those who need it in Sudan and neighboring countries. 

About 25 million people, half of Sudan's population, need humanitarian assistance.

Your donation, no matter the size, will make a significant impact in providing medical care. Together, we can make a real difference. 


Spread the word on social media, help us remind people about this brutal conflict


  • There’s a forgotten crisis unfolding in Eastern Africa. Millions of people have left their homes in #Sudan to escape the violence. Necessities like food have become more and more expensive. We can’t ignore this massive crisis. We have to #TalkAboutSudan


  •  #TalkAboutSudan: Sudanese authorities have to stop systematically blocking humanitarian aid. Medical and humanitarian workers have to be protected and allowed to treat all patients in need of medical care.


  • #TalkAboutSudan: We can't ignore the massive crisis in Sudan. About 25 million people need humanitarian assistance. International organisations, humanitarian groups and UN agencies need to be on the ground now, providing the care people so desperately need.

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