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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

“She was crying out for her mother, who was still on the other side of the border, unable to get through.”

Ursula Alwash is a theatre nurse from Ohope, New Zealand, who has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières in Al Ramtha, Jordan and Aweil, South Sudan.

09/04/2014 Jordan, Syria, South Sudan

Healing Amidst the Conflict

I am lying in bed. I hear gunfire, two loud shots… maybe mortar fire? I am not exactly an expert on guns.

17/02/2014 Central African Republic

“I think many injured will be coming now.... perhaps we’d better call the surgeon.” I would hear the same words often over the next two weeks.

Médecins Sans Frontières Project Coordinator, Adam Sharp, recounts an intensive two week period of heavy fighting in Syria.

05/12/2013 Syria

“In the end I leave with hope… hope that violence becomes the exception to the rule and not the rule itself.”

Kate White is a nurse from Brisbane, Australia who has done six field placements with Médecins Sans Frontières.

25/11/2013 Papua New Guinea

Testing, training and building up a lab: a medical scientist in Ethiopia

Laicey Colum is a medical scientist from Australind, WA. She recently completed her first field placement with Médecins Sans Frontières, in Dolo Ado and Wardher in Ethiopia.

10/10/2013 Ethiopia

Haiti: “Call for backup – all hands on deck!”

Médecins Sans Frontières project coordinator Ahmed Fadel describes the fast reactions, the teamwork and the emotional extremes involved in responding to an emergency at Chatuley Hospital in Léogâne, Haiti.

22/08/2013 Haiti

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
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