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South Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia: An emergency situation requiring a special response

Médecins Sans Frontières has been providing medical aid to South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia...

Nigeria: “There are only two doctors in the whole of north Borno State”

Between May 2013 and November 2014, the Nigerian government declared a state of emergency in three...


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Ngaire Caruso is a doctor from Western Australia working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Lira, Northern Uganda. More than a million people in Northern Uganda live in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, as a result of the 20...

10/01/2006 Uganda


Melbourne doctor, Catherine Deacon is in Indian-administered Kashmir working with the Médecins Sans Frontières earthquake response. Here she writes about the current humanitarian situation close to the ‘line of control’ on 5th...

21/11/2005 India


The mission in Aceh is quite different to many others that Médecins Sans Frontières has around the world. We came here in emergency circumstances, after the tsunami, and helped with the medical work that needed to happen. Almost...

03/06/2005 Indonesia


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.

18/01/2005 Indonesia


Dr Tonia Marquardt is from Melbourne and is working as Médecins Sans Frontières’ field doctor in the nutrition unit in Soroti, Uganda for 6 weeks. This is her fourth mission with the agency, following previous postings in Malawi,...

13/12/2003 Uganda


Ingrid Hopper is a medical doctor who has just returned from Myanmar. She was there for six months, from March to September 2003. This has been her first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières. Ingrid is from Melbourne. This is a...

16/08/2003 Myanmar (Burma)


Jon Kennedy is from Wellington in New Zealand. He has been working as a doctor in Akuem, South Sudan since May of this year. This is Jon's second mission with Médecins Sans Frontières. He was in Sri Lanka in 2001 for six months.

09/08/2003 Sudan


Dr David Evans has been working with Médecins Sans Frontières on a study using an alternative medicine to treat meningitis in Niger since February 2003. This is his fifth mission with the agency, following previous postings in...

30/05/2003 Niger


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


David Friend is serving as a medical doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières' project in Magburaka, Sierra Leone. From Auckland, New Zealand, he has extensive medical experience in developing countries, including Zimbabwe, and was...

01/02/2003 Sierra Leone
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