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Daughter of the floods – a new life amidst chaos

Malawi was recently devastated by the largest floods in living memory. Three weeks later people are...

Ukraine: Hospitals shelled and civilians cut off as fighting intensifies

As fighting escalates in eastern Ukraine to a level not seen since August, the situation for...


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From critical condition to caretaker: Aminata Sankoh

In late November, Aminata Sankoh’s mother started to fall ill. Living on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Aminata heard warnings about Ebola on the radio. But she didn’t hesitate to care for her mother as she grew...

09/01/2015 Sierra Leone

Adem’s glance at death

On the bright morning of 3 November 2014, Adem, a 29-year-old mother of three arrived at the Yambio State Hospital’s maternity ward in South Sudan with advanced labour pains. While taking her medical and obstetrical history, the...

08/01/2015 South Sudan

My son is our 1,000th Ebola survivor

Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières has admitted more than 4,500 patients to its care centres. Among these, more than 2,700 were confirmed as having Ebola.

22/10/2014 Liberia

The boy who tricked Ebola

In the ‘Ebola-confirmed’ area of Médecins Sans Frontières’ Case Management Centre (CMC) in Foya, Liberia, roughly two thirds of patients don’t survive the Ebola virus. The patients gather on wooden benches and plastic chairs. Out...

18/09/2014 Liberia

"Back home we were quite well off... now we have lost everything"

The recent conflict between Islamic State fighters and Kurdish forces in the north of Iraq has led to the displacement of over 250,000 people since 3 August, many of whom have fled to Kurdistan.

Médecins Sans Frontières was the...

21/08/2014 Iraq

“If I had not returned to the clinic in Dawei, I would probably be dead”

Ma Khin Khin* is a mother of four from Palauk township, around 130 kilometres south of Dawei in Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region. She is the very first Médecins Sans Frontières patient in Myanmar to receive the oral treatment,...

23/07/2014 Myanmar (Burma)

Patient testimonies: Cholera outbreak in Juba

On 6 June 2014, several patients at our Cholera Treatment Centre in Gudele, Juba, told us their story.

13/06/2014 South Sudan

"Now that cholera is here…you must watch your children"

A few days ago, Mary Keji rushed her two children, Matthew, 4, and Ludia, 2½, to Médecins Sans Frontières’ Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC). Matthew had begun to vomit and later to have serious diarrhoea. A few hours later, Ludia...

10/06/2014 South Sudan

“It was like a nightmare”

Diya, 29, is from Anbar province. He was injured in 2009 and was admitted to the Amman Reconstructive Surgery Project in 2012.

Diya was returning from a family visit when a bomb exploded directly under the car he was driving....

30/04/2014 Iraq, Jordan

“The typhoon was a disaster, but this hospital is a blessing”

In the aftermath of the typhoon, Médecins Sans Frontières has set up an inflatable operating theatre in its tented hospital in Guiuan, which is the biggest medical structure in this heavily destroyed region in eastern Samar....

24/12/2013 Philippines
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