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Afghanistan: Kunduz eyewitness - “They had just been working in the hospital to help people... and now they are dead"

Médecins Sans Frontières nurse Lajos Zoltan Jecs (photographed above in Kabul in 2013) was in...

Afghanistan: Médecins Sans Frontières demands explanations after deadly airstrikes hit hospital in Kunduz

Kabul/Brussels. 3 October 2015. The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières...


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Nicolette Jackson, former Director of Communications for Médecins Sans Frontières Australia in Sydney, is now the Campaigner for Médecins Sans Frontières’s HIV/AIDS Programme in the Ukraine. Since her arrival in September last...more



Claire Rieux, a volunteer doctor from France, has been keeping a diary whilst working in the Tsunami affected areas in Sigli, Aceh province, Indonesia. Claire has also worked with Médecins Sans Frontières in Sierra Leone.more

18/01/2005 Indonesia


Sydney nurse, Susan Thomas, is an experienced volunteer who is spending Christmas in Soroti, Northern Uganda. Her letter this week brings home the reality we so infrequently hear about in other parts of the world at this time of...more

06/12/2004 Uganda


Margaret Bell, an Australian nurse from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, has just returned from Darfur, in western Sudan, where 1.5 million displaced people have sought shelter and protection in regional centres, and where...more

29/11/2004 Sudan


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...more

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...more

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...more

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...more

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.more

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...more

04/05/2004 Sudan
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