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Sudan: Aid workers describe “bloodbath” in Darfur as hospitals are repeatedly attacked

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: (Published 29 May 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q1185
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Sudan’s South Hospital in El Fasher (also known as Al-Fashir), the capital city of North Darfur state, has been hit twice in two days as the civil war rages on and the health system struggles to treat the people wounded.1

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said that the non-stop fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces in the city had left “no safe place for civilians in the city as patients and medical staff are increasingly becoming part of the staggering civilian toll.” Since the war broke out in April 2023, nearly …

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