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Nepal Earthquake: Sending more teams to assist

Médecins Sans Frontières is sending 8 teams to assist those affected by the Earthquake in Nepal.

Nepal Earthquake

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is sending four teams of medical and non-medical...

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"That's why I love my job": life-saving surgery in Afghanistan

Tomas Sebek is a surgeon from the Czech Republic. He is currently working in Médecins Sans Frontières’ project in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Here, he writes about his experiences.

28/04/2015 Afghanistan

Occupied Minds: translating stories of trauma in Palestine

Ola Jabari is 29 years old and has always dreamed of the sea. I smile when she tells me this. “In Spanish, Ola …” “Yes, I know”, she interrupts, “the Médecins Sans Frontières psychologists from Spain always remind me about it”....

01/04/2015 Palestinian Territories

Building medical solutions in the Syrian refugee crisis

Steve Denshire, a builder and carpenter from Newcastle, NSW, worked as the logistics manager for the Médecins Sans Frontières project at Domiz refugee camp in Dohuk, Iraq, for six months.

30/03/2015 Iraq, Syria

Haiti earthquake: reflecting after five years

This week marks the five year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake which killed more than 220,000 people and left 1.5 million people homeless. Louise Johnston, a nurse from Ballarat, was one of 34 Australians and New Zealanders...

16/01/2015 Haiti

Fleeing violence in Iraq

Médecins Sans Frontières Field coordinator Omar Ahmed Abenza writes from Najaf.

03/12/2014 Iraq

"For every patient we admit into our treatment centre there are many contacts within the community."

Orsola Sironi was part of the initial exploration team in Equateur province, in northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She is now the medical coordinator of the Ebola treatment centre in Lokolia, one of the two facilities...

03/11/2014 Democratic Republic of Congo

Samuel, orphaned by Ebola

Maybe it was because Samuel has the same name as my son, now a man, or because he is the same age as my eldest grandson (8) or just because of his ready smile and gentle, friendly nature but something about this little boy...

06/10/2014 Liberia

One week in Gaza

Three field workers from Médecins Sans Frontières document the recent war in Gaza, which has seen civilians and medical workers come under fire.

14/08/2014 Palestinian Territories

“Both field placements were very different in almost all aspects. In Bougainville, I worked in finance. In Yangon, it was HR.”

Michel Geurts from Sydney has been on two field placements with Médecins Sans Frontières, in Papua New Guinea and Myanmar.

12/08/2014 Myanmar (Burma), Papua New Guinea

“The smiles of patients” – Syrian refugees in Iraq

In March, clinical psychologist Charlotte Yence returned from a five month mission in Iraqi Kurdistan, where Médecins Sans Frontières has worked in Syrian refugee camps since 2013. She set up mental healthcare programmes in the...

05/06/2014 Syria, Iraq
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