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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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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

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

Haiti: “If She Does Not Drink, She Will Die”

Interview with Michelle Mays, Médecins Sans Frontières nurse

03/12/2010 Haiti

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

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...

20/02/2007 Sudan
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