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Sudan: field newsletter – January 2010 - June 2011

05-12-2011 Field Newsletter

A round-up of activities carried out by the ICRC in Sudan from January 2010 to June 2011

Between January 2010 and June 2011, the ICRC has:

  • provided around 920,000 people in Darfur, central and southern Sudan with emergency food rations;
  • built and repaired water yards and hand pumps in Darfur and central and southern Sudan, where over 450,000 people and their livestock gained access to clean drinking water;
  • provided seven primary health-care centres all over Darfur, where more than 350,000 people were treated, with drugs and medical supplies;
  • deployed a mobile surgical team that performed operations on 85 weapon-wounded patients in Malakal hospital;
  • supported eight physical rehabilitation centres where more than 5,500 patients received services;
  • supported almost 131,000 livestock owners, by vaccinating their animals;
  • delivered around 20,000 Red Cross messages between separated family members;
  • held sessions with around 8,500 arms carriers and civil society members, informing them about the ICRC and discussing international humanitarian law;
  • supported the Ministry of Health with their vaccination campaigns through which over 83,000 children in Darfur were vaccinated against childhood diseases.

Photos

An ICRC delegate interviews a released detainee in North Darfur to confirm that he wishes to be transported back home. 

An ICRC delegate interviews a released detainee in North Darfur to confirm that he wishes to be transported back home.
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