The SIOP Africa Board has learned with concern of recent events in Khartoum, capital of the Republic of Sudan. SIOP Africa stands in solidarity with the healthcare workers caring for children and adolescents with cancer and all others supporting patients and their families, or affected by the violence in Sudan. We hope that the violence is contained quickly and that normal services resume.
SIOP Africa calls for the protection of healthcare workers, their patients, and families in accordance with the Geneva Convention and international regulations. When military action creates a humanitarian crisis, healthcare workers are placed directly in danger on the frontlines and children suffer the most.
SIOP’s vision, “no child should die of cancer: cure for more, care for all” applies here, as in all countries.