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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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Somalia: People jokingly call any child under the age of 11 “the Médecins Sans Frontières generation”

Hussein Sheikh Qassim works in the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Marere, southern Somalia. He spoke to us by phone on 17 August.

22/08/2011 Somalia

Logistician from Adelaide supports TB project in Colombia

At the end of December 2010, Médecins Sans Frontières began to support the national tuberculosis (TB) control program in Buenaventura, Colombia. The team is providing assistance to improve diagnosis and treatment for regular...

28/07/2011 Colombia

“It’s only lunchtime and we’ve already admitted 151 children today.”

Dr Hussein Sheikh Qassim works in the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Marere, southern Somalia. He spoke to us by phone at 1pm on 15 July.

18/07/2011 Somalia

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

Logistician from Sydney, working in Dadaab refugee camps

Don McCallum,36, is an engineer from Sydney, recently returned from Dadaab in Kenya, the site of the world’s largest refugee settlement. Don was working as a logistician in the Dagahaley camp, in his first field placement with...

16/06/2011 Kenya, Somalia

Voice from the field: Nenna Arnold

“These people are surviving with the bare minimum that a human can survive with.”

16/06/2011 Kenya, Somalia

Voice from the field: Dr Gedi Mohamed

“I can’t imagine I’ll ever achieve more in my career than what I’m doing here, in terms both of helping patients and the special relationship I have with them”

16/06/2011 Kenya, Somalia

Libya: Dr Morten Rostrup in Zintan

Since 30 April, a Médecins Sans Frontières team is working in the hospital of Zintan, a city located in western Libya, south west of the capital of Tripoli, in the Nafusah Mountain region. For weeks now, Zintan and the...

17/05/2011 Libya

Libya boat evacuation part 2

We had just returned from Médecins Sans Frontières’ second evacuation of war-wounded from the besieged city of Misrata to the safety of hospitals in Tunisia. I walked out onto the balcony and saw a small, blonde girl, dancing...

12/05/2011 Libya

Libya boat evacuation

On Sunday 3 April 2011, Médecins Sans Frontières evacuated 71 patients by boat from the Libyan city of Mistrata, where ongoing violence has overwhelmed medical facilities with the injured. Alison Criado-Perez, a nurse and member...

12/05/2011 Libya
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