Everywhere in the country, and especially in Khartoum, Darfur, North Kordofan and Gedaref states, our teams face serious challenges.
Our premises in Nyala, South Darfur, have been looted – including one of our warehouses. In Khartoum, most teams are trapped by the ongoing heavy fighting and are unable to access warehouses to deliver vital medical supplies to hospitals.
In Khartoum, even ambulances are being turned back. They are not being permitted to pass in order to retrieve the bodies of the dead from the streets – or to transport those who have been injured to hospital.
In Khartoum and other cities where fighting is intense, we have received reports of overstretched and closed hospitals - running out of supplies, water, electricity, fuel for generators. The staff in those medical facilities are working nonstop since the violence erupted and are completely exhausted. Many have been on duty for many hours, providing lifesaving care in extremely difficult circumstances despite the impact of the situation on them and their own families. On the other hand, the medical staff off duty cannot reach the hospitals to provide lifesaving care due to intense fighting and insecurity.