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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03696-A
Date : 21/07/2023
Country/Region : SUDAN; CHAD
Title : 100 days after the start of hostilities (April 2023), the humanitarian response of the ICRC and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement intensified.
Duration : 00:00:54
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : NICHOLAS, Christopher
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
NICHOLAS, Christopher
Description : Since April 2023, the intense fighting in Khartoum, Darfur, and other parts of Sudan has led to thousands of casualties, more than two million people displaced from their homes, and hundreds of thousands of refugees seeking safety in neighboring countries, most notably Egypt, South Sudan, and Chad.

The ongoing hostilities have also brought the country’s health care system to its knees, with approximately 80% of hospitals and health facilities no longer functioning in most areas affected by the conflict. This puts an immense burden on existing health structures, which now must cover ongoing health needs as well as large numbers of wounded patients and displaced people.

The ICRC and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) continue to cross frontlines, evacuate the most vulnerable, aid in the transfer of released detainees, and support hospitals in and around Khartoum, Darfur, and other parts of Sudan. In neighbouring Chad, the ICRC is supporting health care services to refugees as well as helping people establish contact with their families.

With both parties to the conflict, the ICRC engages in a dialogue on international humanitarian law and intervenes for the plight of people who are missing, separated from loved ones, detained, or killed.

Since the fighting started on April 15, the ICRC has:

Evacuated 301 children and 72 caretakers from Maygoma orphanage in Khartoum to Wad Madani

Distributed surgical supplies sufficient to treat hundreds of severely wounded and hospitalized people to 10 hospitals in Khartoum and the surrounding areas, as well as to 4 hospitals in Darfur and 6 hospitals in other regions of Sudanc

Deployed a surgical team to Abeché in eastern Chad to treat an influx of people with gunshot wounds who fled from Sudan seeking safety and medical care

Donated medications to cover the primary healthcare needs of 10,000 people in several health centers

Together with the SRCS, provided hygiene kits to more than 400 displaced families in Wad Madani

Facilitated around 2,600 phone calls between family members

Facilitated the release of 125 detainees, including 44 wounded soldiers, in central Khartoum to Wad Madani, as well as the release of 14 people in Al Fashir in its role as neutral intermediary and following a request by the parties to the conflict

Donated 9 tons of chlorine to the water authorities in Khartoum to ensure access to clean water

Donated body bags and personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, gowns, overalls, sanitizer, and fuel) to the SRCS in Khartoum so volunteers can continue the challenging task of collecting and identifying human remains in the capital

Donated 33 first-aid bags to the SRCS in Khartoum for their volunteers to assist people with minor injuries

ICRC News release - 14 July 2023 - Sudan
Original language : English; French
Other language : International soundtrack
French title : Soudan - 100 jours - Notre impact
English title : Sudan - 100 days - Our impact
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1080 x 1080
Aspect ratio : square
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422