Bombing Forces MSF Suspension in Sudan

01/23/2015
Map of South Kurdufan, Sudan

International humanitarian group Médecins Sans Frontières has currently suspended its medical activities in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan after a hospital it runs was bombed this week.

An MSF staff member and a patient suffered injuries from the attack on the hospital in Frandala village in South Kordofan, where government troops and rebel forces are fighting. U.N. agencies and aid groups are still not allowed full access to the state, particularly in rebel-controlled territory.

MSF is aware of this, but argued the organization is there “with the consent of the local population and medical authorities in charge.”

MSF Head of Mission Marc Van der Mullen believes the hospital was deliberately targeted by the Sudanese Air Force to “terrorize the community.” The government, he argued, is fully aware of the hospital’s location and activities.

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