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ICRC Convoy Treated at EMERGENCY Hospital in Khartoum

Monday, December 11, 2023

A Red Cross convoy came under armed attack on the morning of Sunday, 10 December, in Khartoum, Sudan.

Nine people were on board. One person died immediately. The other eight wounded were taken to EMERGENCY’s hospital complex. Of the eight brought to the facility, one died on arrival from severe head injuries, three underwent surgery and four were treated in the outpatient clinic. Two were in very serious conditions: one patient required a right leg amputation and treatment for fractures on the left leg; the other had exposed fractures in both legs.

EMERGENCY – which has been working in Sudan since 2004 – has not left the country even though the war has made it extremely challenging to operate in Khartoum because of active fighting, difficulty in procuring supplies, and the insecurity of movement.

Despite the increasingly precarious situation in Khartoum, EMERGENCY is continuing its activities at the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery both for patients awaiting surgery and for those who have already undergone surgery and require continuity of care.