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

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Financial Administrator

Michael Rowell, a financial administrator from Melbourne, is on his second field placement with Médecins Sans Frontières in Juba, southern Sudan. In 2008-09, Michael was based in Islamabad, Pakistan for nine months on his first...

17/09/2009 Sudan

Financial controller

Paula Llavallol has been working as a financial controller in Madagascar since May. This is her first mission. Paula had been working in the Sydney office for the previous three years as a Development Officer.

21/07/2003

Fleeing violence in Iraq

Médecins Sans Frontières Field coordinator Omar Ahmed Abenza writes from Najaf.

03/12/2014 Iraq

From refugee to international aid worker - my story

When I was nine-years-old, my family was forced to escape Sudan. That was in 1986. I still remember the fear that was around at the time. We heard that more and more people in the South were being persecuted and abused, even...

24/05/2013 Sudan

Good things come in threes

Ally Moebus is a paediatric nurse from Melbourne, Australia, currently working in Médecins Sans Frontières’ Dasht-e-Barchi maternity hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. This is Ally’s first field placement with Médecins Sans...

04/06/2015 Afghanistan

Haiti earthquake: reflecting after five years

This week marks the five year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake which killed more than 220,000 people and left 1.5 million people homeless. Louise Johnston, a nurse from Ballarat, was one of 34 Australians and New Zealanders...

16/01/2015 Haiti

Haiti: "The people are discouraged and nostalgic for the past, but they do not have a sense of resignation"

Dr. Maryvonne Bargues is a psychiatrist. She leads a 19-person Médecins Sans Frontières mental health team that includes 13 Haitian psychologists. In an interview at Médecins Sans Frontières’ Saint-Louis hospital in...

09/06/2010 Haiti

Haiti: In labour, with cholera

Isaie Jeanty hospital is a Haitian Ministry of Health maternity hospital in Port au Prince, which has received support from Médecins Sans Frontières since March 2010. The Médecins Sans Frontières teams focus on the obstetric...

09/12/2010 Haiti

Haiti: Supporting the national staff to support their people

Rebecca Bennett is an Australian psychologist working in Haiti. Here she journals her experiences during her time in the earthquake-affected country.

09/07/2010 Haiti

Haiti: “Call for backup – all hands on deck!”

Médecins Sans Frontières project coordinator Ahmed Fadel describes the fast reactions, the teamwork and the emotional extremes involved in responding to an emergency at Chatuley Hospital in Léogâne, Haiti.

22/08/2013 Haiti
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