South Sudan has been engulfed in a humanitarian crisis since a violent civil conflict began in late 2013. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is one of the largest medical and humanitarian aid providers in South Sudan, with more than 3,500 staff across the country, as well as projects in Ethiopia and Uganda serving South Sudanese refugees.
Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF)
Registered Name: DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS CANADA MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES CANADA
Business Number: 135275857RR0001
At present, MSF operates projects in six of the ten states of South Sudan, including in Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei, where the conflict has taken a particularly heavy toll on the population. MSF also runs activities in the Abyei administrative area. Teams are responding to various health needs, including surgery, obstetrics, malaria, kala azar, vaccinations and malnutrition.
Renewed violence has put many of these activities at risk. MSF calls on all parties to respect medical facilities, to allow aid organizations access to affected communities, and to allow patients to receive medical treatment irrespective of their origin or ethnicity.