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Intervention is urgently needed to prevent humanitarian catastrophe on Sudan’s border

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2166 (Published 19 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2166
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1Juba

Although decades of war supposedly ended with last July’s independence of South Sudan, the failure to implement the peace agreement in Sudan itself has resulted in renewed conflict along the new border, creating mass displacement of people and widespread hunger and disease.

“The lives of tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees in South Sudan depend on the scaling up of humanitarian aid now,” warns the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières. “The scale up must take place in the short and rapidly closing window of opportunity before the rainy season starts in late April.”

The charity says that since last November …

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