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Ethiopia: Refugees attempt to survive in flooded camps

With the rainy season, Lietchuor refugee camp, which shelters some 40,000 people from South Sudan,...

Médecins Sans Frontières protocols for staff returning from Ebola-affected countries

Since the beginning of its operations in West Africa in March to combat the Ebola outbreak,...

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Field Coordinator Henry Gray in Ivory Coast

Henry Gray from Scotland, is Médecins Sans Frontières' field coordinator in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

04/04/2011 Côte d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast: “Wounded Patients Are Stable, But Their Problems Are Not Over”

Hundreds of people died and hundreds of others were seriously wounded during an outbreak of violence that occurred in the Duékoué region of western Ivory Coast between March 28 and 30. A Médecins Sans Frontières surgical team...

15/04/2011 Côte d'Ivoire

One Week in a Hospital as Fighting Rages in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

During a week of intense violence that preceeded the arrest of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on April 11, a Médecins Sans Frontières team working at the Abobo Sud Hospital in northern Abidjan was isolated and unable...

03/05/2011 Côte d'Ivoire

Logistician

Tobias Ballerstedt, from Sydney, writes of his first impressions as logistician in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), at a therapeutic and supplementary feeding centre in Kitchanga. This is Tobias’ third mission for...

06/10/2004 Democratic Republic of Congo

Reaching out to people trapped by conflict

“I met people whose villages had been burnt to the ground by one military group or another; they had run into the bush and were living with trees over the top of them and no mosquito nets. The malaria – I’d never seen anything...

16/02/2011 Democratic Republic of Congo

A cruel reality: Coping with life in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Joelle Depeyrot has returned from North Kivu after 11 months working as a Mental Health Officer.

08/07/2011 Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo - "Panic"

"At midday, we heard the sound of a gunshot nearby. At first we thought it was a stray bullet, perhaps a drunken child soldier since it was an unusual time of day for an attack to take place. Armed militias usually attack under...

11/08/2013 Democratic Republic of Congo

"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

Nurse

Melbourne nurse Anthony Flynn writes from Oromiya, the largest region in Ethiopia, where he has been involved in an emergency measles vaccination campaign. This is Anthony’s second mission with Médecins Sans Frontières. His first...

14/04/2008 Ethiopia

Campaigner

Nicolette Jackson, former Director of Communications for Médecins Sans Frontières Australia in Sydney, is now the Campaigner for Médecins Sans Frontières’s HIV/AIDS/Kala Azar/Malaria Programme in Ethiopia. Since her arrival in...

26/07/2005 Ethiopia
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