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Lake Chad: “The only certainty is that people will remain uprooted and continue to live in fear”

The Lake Chad region has become the epicentre of violence with continued attacks by the Islamic...

In Memoriam: Médecins Sans Frontières colleagues killed in the Kunduz Trauma Centre attack

October 3, 2015 will forever remain a black day in Médecins Sans Frontières’ history. In the early...


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As I stepped off the plane in South Sudan, in the middle of nowhere, on a continent I had only seen as a tourist, I realised no amount of briefing, videos, books, nor courses could prepare me for the tour I was about to take....more

09/04/2007 Sudan


A New Zealand medical doctor from Christchurch, Emily Gill, writes about her impressions of her first month on mission in the west of Côte d’Ivoire, where Médecins Sans Frontières has a primary health care clinic and a...more

21/02/2007 Côte d'Ivoire

Head of Mission, Sudan

Australian Philip Humphris, from Victoria, is Médecins Sans Frontières head of mission in Sudan. He has returned from Darfur and, as the number of aid actors in Darfur continues to decrease because of the violence, explains what...more

20/02/2007 Sudan


Euan Beamont is a logistician from Geraldton, Western Australia, who has completed two missions with Médecins Sans Frontières. Here Euan writes about his most recent Médecins Sans Frontières project from January to August 2006....more

26/01/2007 Thailand


Sydney nurse Matthew Cleary, writes from Tibiri in southern Niger about his new post as field coordinator for a large and expanded nutritional rehabilitation project, via outpatient management. Matthew has completed two previous...more

23/11/2006 Niger


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. Australian...more

09/11/2006 Liberia


Stephanie Jones is a medical doctor from New Zealand, who is now based in Monbulk, Victoria. She has been in Rukumkot, in the Rukum district of Nepal, since early June working on a Primary Health Project. This is Stephanie's...more

18/10/2006 Nepal

Lab technician

Olivia Yacoub is a lab technician from Houghton in South Australia. Olivia's has recently completed her first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in Chiradzulu, Malawi. She has justed arrived in Liberia to commence her second...more

16/10/2006 Malawi


Robin Sands is an Australian logistician from Eltham, Victoria, currently responsible for food supply of Médecins Sans Frontières nutritional programs in Maradi, southern Niger. This is Robin’s second mission with Médecins Sans...more

16/09/2006 Niger


Justine Simons (30), psychologist, Australia: "My relationship with Médecins Sans Frontières began in 2001. I graduated from Griffith University as a psychologist and I started working for a private Catholic hospital in Brisbane,...more

13/09/2006 Russian Federation
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