MSF has not been expelled from Darfur
February 16, 2011
Emergency medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), wishes to correct an article published on some websites on 15 February 2011 which stated that MSF was expelled from Darfur. This is not correct. In fact it was a different medical aid organization working in Darfur, called Médecins Du Monde, that was expelled from the region.
MSF continues to provide independent medical and humanitarian assistance in both North and South Darfur.
In North Darfur MSF provides primary and secondary medical aid to thousands of people in Kaguro, Dar Zaghawa, Tawila, and Shangil Tobaya - including paediatric and reproductive healthcare and counselling services.
In South Darfur, an MSF team is currently finalizing an assessment to determine the most urgent needs of hundreds of displaced families in Shaeria and is also setting up a nutrition program, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
MSF has been working in Sudan since 1979, providing free-of-charge medical assistance to people suffering from the effects of armed conflict, poor access to healthcare, floods, droughts, disease outbreaks, and nutritional emergencies.