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Tobias Ballerstedt, from Sydney, writes of his first impressions as logistician in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), at a therapeutic and supplementary feeding centre in Kitchanga. This is Tobias’ third mission for...

06/10/2004 Democratic Republic of Congo


Michael and Christine Shanahan are a husband and wife team working in the Kalma IDP [Internally Displaced Persons] Camp, South Darfur. Dr Michael Shanahan is a doctor who works as a physician at a Sydney hospital and Christine...

02/09/2004 Sudan

Medical Co-ordinator

New Zealander Jacqui Tong is currently working as Medical Co-ordinator in Darfur, West Sudan where a humanitarian crisis of enormous proportions is unfolding. Over a million civilians have been displaced by violent attacks on...

10/08/2004 Sudan


Susan Thomas, is a nurse from Sydney on her third mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in Soroti, Uganda. Susan has completed two previous missions with the organisation in South Sudan and Uganda – this will be the second time...

24/07/2004 Uganda


Dan Bascheira from Nightcliff in the Northern Territory is currently on his first mission as a logistician with Médecins Sans Frontières in Kailahun, Sierra Leone.

06/06/2004 Sierra Leone

Field Co-ordinator

Kate Mort is the new field co-ordinator in Médecins Sans Frontières’ Sleeping Sickness project in Ibba/Kotobi, South Sudan. Kate is from Armidale, New South Wales and this is her first mission after working for two years as Human...

04/05/2004 Sudan


A French nurse and a Canadian logistician, have just spent almost two months as a two-person team in the town of Mornay, located in the Darfur region of Sudan. In the region of Mornay there has been attacks for some months and...

19/04/2004 Sudan

Head of Mission

While peace looms in southern Sudan, the very violent and hidden civil war in the Darfur provinces in western Sudan continues to rage, displacing half a mission of people. Last weekend the government of Sudan (GoS) finally gave...

16/03/2004 Sudan


Helen Melville is a nurse from Wagga Wagga, who has recently returned to the city of Herat in Western Afghanistan for a second ‘tour of duty’ working on a tuberculosis program. This is her fourth mission, following previous...

08/03/2004 Afghanistan


Kelly Dilworth is an anaesthetist from Perth. She is working in Makamba, the southernmost province of Burundi. This is her first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières.

04/03/2004 Burundi
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