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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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Medical scientist

Olivia Yacoub is a medical scientist from Adelaide. She has been on two missions with Médecins Sans Frontières, first working in our HIV/AIDS project in the Chiradzulu district of Malawi and then in the laboratory of the Mamba...

10/05/2007 Liberia


Liberia is currently in a rebuilding phase following a 14-year civil war that ended in 2003. The war destroyed 95% of health facilities, and today Médecins Sans Frontières runs eight hospitals throughout Liberia.


09/11/2006 Liberia


For the past nine months, Lisa Errol, a midwife from New Zealand, has been treating pregnant women at the Médecins Sans Frontières clinic in a camp for internally displaced people in the Liberian town of Salala in Bong county....

07/02/2006 Liberia


David Murray, a nurse from Sydney, is a Field Coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières’ programme in Nimba County, on Liberia’s eastern border with Guinea. Here Médecins Sans Frontières provides a variety of health services...

11/04/2005 Liberia


Dr Tonia Marquadt is from Melbourne and worked as Médecins Sans Frontières’ medical coordinator in Liberia for nine months until May 2003. This is her third mission with the agency, following previous postings in Malawi and...

28/05/2003 Liberia

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

Logistician Annas Alamudi on the Libya medical evacuation

Annas Alamudi is a logistician for Médecins Sans Frontières. Here, he writes about the recent medical evacuation undertaken by Médecins Sans Frontières, in which 71 patients were evacuated by boat from Libya to Tunisia.

05/04/2011 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

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: 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
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