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Mass vaccination of 42,000 children against measles in the region of Bunyakiri in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Members of the Médecins Sans Frontières emergency team in the province of South Kivu, in the...

Scores of wounded treated after heavy fighting in Kunduz province in Afghanistan

Heavy clashes between Afghan security forces and armed opposition groups in the north-eastern...


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“Laughter erupts from our survivor ... Somehow, the thaw has begun”

Auckland general practitioner Dr Karen Chung recently spent a year in Swaziland, where she was Médecins Sans Frontières’ focus person for survivors of sexual violence.

18/06/2015 Swaziland

Good things come in threes

Ally Moebus is a paediatric nurse from Melbourne, Australia, currently working in Médecins Sans Frontières’ Dasht-e-Barchi maternity hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. This is Ally’s first field placement with Médecins Sans...

04/06/2015 Afghanistan

“My heart sank in fear for his life.”

Nurse Gandhi Pant grew up in Nepal and now lives in Australia. He is currently back in Nepal, working with Médecins Sans Frontières to provide medical relief to earthquake victims.

27/05/2015 Nepal

"They see no other way"

Heading for waters off the Libyan coast aboard rescue ship the MY Phoenix, run in partnership with MOAS, Dr Erna Rijnierse speaks of her work caring for those rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.


"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
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