In 2005 decades of hostility split Sudan in two, when South Sudan broke away to form its own nation state. Various outstanding secession issues – including shared oil revenues and exact border demarcation – continue to foster tensions between them.

Sudan sits on the coast of the Red Sea and has a largely hot, dry climate.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) first worked in Sudan in 1979. Our work has focused on providing treatment for people caught up in conflict, treating neglected tropical diseases such as kala azar, and filling gaps in healthcare provision.