West Darfur, Sudan
Conflict impacting health and safety in Sudan
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The United Nations has called Darfur the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Currently, 3.8 million people have been affected by the conflict in Sudan. The “janjaweed” militias have terrorized civilians, destroyed villages and forced millions to flee their homes. An estimated 1.9 million people are internally displaced and approximately 220,000 are living as refugees in eastern Chad. According to the World Health Organization's report in 2007, one third of the population where Medical Teams International works is without access to primary health services. Protection, shelter, health care, food security and water sanitation are the most pressing priorities.
Our work in Sudan
Medical Teams International is currently supporting the health care needs of 60,000 people in three communities outside of El Geneina, West Darfur. Intervention focuses on health, hygiene, water sanitation, food security, and nutrition. We also conduct training of medical assistants and community health promoters. Their training includes malaria treatment protocols, sanitation and hygiene, control of diarrheal disease and clinic management. With few relief agencies assisting these communities in West Darfur, this training is greatly needed.
Our partner in Sudan
Global Relief Alliance
- 3.8 million people have been affected by the conflict in Sudan.
- 1.9 million people are internally displaced.
- Medical Teams International has sent disaster relief teams to Sudan from 2004-2012.
- During 2007, we deployed a team in collaboration with the Global Relief Alliance. Increased security breaches prevented us from sending additional volunteers and staff to the area the last 2 years.
- Today, Medical Teams International supports the health care needs of 60,000 people in three communities outside of El Geneina, West Darfur.
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