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08 Oct 2008 description
report MAP International

The rains in Darfur last through September, filling the wadis with water and making movement difficult. Ramadan runs through the month, too, reducing - though not eliminating - the risk of violence. As the year moves into October, however, threats to security in the volatile region may become more prevalent. On Oct.

03 Apr 2008 description
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Despite recent increased violence in Sudan's western region of Darfur, MAP International is continuing to provide critical healthcare services as part of what has become the world's largest humanitarian response.

02 Jan 2008 description
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Despite precarious security situations and consistent threats of violence from warring factions in Sudan's western region of Darfur, MAP International and other members of the Global Relief Alliance are continuing to provide healthcare and other assistance to villagers in the desert region.

MAP International, which is spearheading the GRA's healthcare efforts, is operating two healthcare clinics in the villages of Um Tagouk and Sanidadi.

12 Nov 2007 description
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In Sudan's western region of Darfur, years of fighting have left hundreds of thousands of people dead and millions more without adequate living conditions or healthcare. Many acts of violence and more than 250,000 refugees have spilled across the border and into neighboring Chad, where they have joined 170,000 other men, women and children already huddled in crowded camps in the semi-desert region.

Chad, one of the world's poorest countries, offers little respite.

02 Jan 2007 description
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Millions of Lives Saved; Community Health Improved - Growth Cited for 2007 Efforts

MAP International concluded its 2006 work achieving remarkable outreach to clinics and hospitals in poor countries. In total, MAP provided through its global network of partners more than $235 million in life-saving medicine and health supplies to clinics and hospitals in 112 countries worldwide.

"In a year when there wasn't a high profile disaster like a tsunami or major hurricane, MAP supporters made a difference in millions of lives by helping us work in forgotten emergencies in places like …

23 May 2006 description
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In Sudan's arid and deadly western region of Darfur, where a tenuous peace agreement has done little to quell years of armed conflict, those who do not die by bullet or machete often face death from starvation, dehydration and disease. With the number of dead now well above 200,000 - and the number of displaced persons topping two million - humanitarian aid is paramount.

01 May 2006 description
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Though 3 years old, the small child weighed no more than most healthy infants.

It was Kelly Schill's first day working as a nurse at an orphanage in Yei, Sudan. As she studied and examined the young boy she held in her arms, she continued to find the news incredulous: Charles, who had come to the orphanage just a few weeks ago, weighed a mere 13 pounds.

13 Apr 2005 description
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In Darfur, Sudan, more than 1.5 million people have been driven from their homes and are now totally dependent upon relief agencies for food, shelter, clothing, and medical treatment. Hundreds of men, lucky enough to survive the brutal raids, suffer from bullet, sword and machete wounds; thousands of women have been raped and brutalized.

For some in Sudan, civil war is the only lifestyle they have ever known.

23 Nov 2004 description
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MAP International is increasing its role in response to the humanitarian crisis in the Dafur region of Sudan.

Dr. Asabi Misambo, a Kenyan physician, will travel to Dafur this week to conduct health assessments, monitor existing drug and medical supplies and arrange for additional medical shipments of MAP medicines and medical supplies for clinics in Sanidadi and Um Tagouk.

Dr. Misambo has extensive experience working in emergency relief situations.

09 Nov 2004 description
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Situation

Sudan, Africa's largest country, has struggled with internal conflict since gaining its independence in 1956. Fighting between the mainly Muslim north and the Christian and Animist south subsided in late 2003 as the sides came close to a peace agreement, but in early 2004 violence resurged in Sudan's western region of Darfur.

Darfur, an area slightly more than one-quarter the size of the United States, has historically had a vibrant and highly diversified economy based on agricultural production, livestock cultivation, forestry and trade.

23 Aug 2004 description
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MAP International will send up to six tons of medicines and medical supplies to aid in the humanitarian crisis in Sudan.

"As we gain access to additional camps and other areas of Dafur, we are seeing an increasing need for medicine and medical supplies," said John Garvin, MAP Relief Director.

Following reports received from partner agencies, MAP increased its initial response from 4 tons to 6 tons of medicine and ancilary supplies.

The World Health Organization announced on July 1 that 10,000 people in Darfur could die of cholera and dysentery in July alone unless a …

22 Jul 2004 description
report MAP International

Today, an air cargo plane lifted off from the Netherlands carrying essential medicines and medical supplies for the people in the Dafur region of Sudan.

02 Jul 2004 description
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MAP International will send up to four tons of medicines and medical supplies to aid in the humanitarian crisis in Sudan.