EMERGENCY’s first ‘Centre of Excellence’ was built in Sudan.

Fighting in Sudan: Impact on EMERGENCY’s Facilities Across the Country

On the morning of 15 April 2023, armed conflict began in the streets of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. Fighting has since spread throughout the country, and displaced millions.

EMERGENCY immediately reshaped its activities in Sudan.

In Khartoum, the activities of the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery continue, albeit at a limited capacity. Five new INR clinics have been opened outside the city to provide pre- and post-operative treatment and anti-coagulant therapies to cardiac surgery patients who cannot reach Khartoum due to the conflict.

In Port Sudan and Nyala, the Paediatric Centres remain open, where we offer free treatment to children under the age of 14. The Paediatric Centre in Mayo is closed.

In August 2023, EMERGENCY opened a new Centre for Emergency and Trauma Surgery in the Salam Centre complex to respond to growing needs of the population for treatment of both war injuries and trauma from civilian causes.

Find out all the updates on EMERGENCY’s ongoing work in Sudan >>

Stories from the field

Updates From Sudan as Fighting Erupts Across the Country

Armed clashes between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) began this morning on the streets of the capital Khartoum.

“I have never been to any hospital like EMERGENCY.”

Four-year-old Amol, left, poses for the camera with his friend, three-year-old Achiek. They met on the ward of the Children’s Surgical Hospital in Entebbe, after travelling from South Sudan with our Regional Programme for Paediatric Surgery. Like Achiek, whose story we shared earlier this year, Amol was burned as an infant. Boiling water that was…

World Humanitarian Day 2023

“Right now, our presence here is critical for cardiac patients in need of treatment and for surgical emergencies that cannot be treated in hospitals that have been bombed or closed.”  From Sudan, our colleagues tell us why it is necessary to stay in the country. The war that began in April continues, and fighting has…


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