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Beleaguered surgeon calls for end to humanitarian blockade of Sudan’s Nuba enclave

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1921 (Published 04 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1921
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

Hopes for humanitarian access to Sudan’s war torn Nuba Mountains have again been dashed with the collapse of peace talks in Ethiopia, leaving the region’s only functioning hospital in desperate need of supplies and a respite from the bombing campaign that has overwhelmed its surgical capacity.

The region has been cut off from the outside world since United Nations peacekeepers pulled out in 2011, when South Sudan became independent as part of Sudan’s so called Comprehensive Peace Agreement. But the outbreak of civil war last December in the world’s youngest country (www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g1480) has …

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