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Lake Chad: “The only certainty is that people will remain uprooted and continue to live in fear”

The Lake Chad region has become the epicentre of violence with continued attacks by the Islamic...

In Memoriam: Médecins Sans Frontières colleagues killed in the Kunduz Trauma Centre attack

October 3, 2015 will forever remain a black day in Médecins Sans Frontières’ history. In the early...


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Ivory Coast: “Wounded Patients Are Stable, But Their Problems Are Not Over”

Hundreds of people died and hundreds of others were seriously wounded during an outbreak of violence that occurred in the Duékoué region of western Ivory Coast between March 28 and 30. A Médecins Sans Frontières surgical team...more

15/04/2011 Côte d'Ivoire

Japan: "The people around me in Kenya saw it as an event in another world, but for me it was my problem."

Shintaro Hayashi is a general practitioner and a specialist in gastroenterology who recently returned from a two-week placement in the area of northeast Japan that has been devastated by the earthquake and tsunami. His home is...more

11/04/2011 Japan

Field Coordinator Emily Bell writes from Zambia

Médecins Sans Frontières Field Coordinator Emily Bell, writes from Luwingu, Zambia. She follows the story of one patient, Christina, who has recently been enrolled in Médecins Sans Frontières' Prevention of Mother to Child...more

08/04/2011 Zambia

Logistician Annas Alamudi on the Libya medical evacuation

Annas Alamudi is a logistician for Médecins Sans Frontières. Here, he writes about the recent medical evacuation undertaken by Médecins Sans Frontières, in which 71 patients were evacuated by boat from Libya to Tunisia.more

05/04/2011 Libya

Field Coordinator Henry Gray in Ivory Coast

Henry Gray from Scotland, is Médecins Sans Frontières' field coordinator in Abidjan, Ivory Coastmore

04/04/2011 Côte d'Ivoire

Southern Sudan: “Insecurity remains a reality”

With almost 99 percent of the Southern Sudanese population voting for secession from North Sudan, the newest country of the world is expected to become officially independent in July 2011. But at such a pivotal time and amidst...more

28/02/2011 Sudan

Reaching out to people trapped by conflict

“I met people whose villages had been burnt to the ground by one military group or another; they had run into the bush and were living with trees over the top of them and no mosquito nets. The malaria – I’d never seen anything...more

16/02/2011 Democratic Republic of Congo

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...more

09/12/2010 Haiti

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

Interview with Michelle Mays, Médecins Sans Frontières nursemore

03/12/2010 Haiti

‘Health Needs Will Only Increase’: Médecins Sans Frontières in Afghanistan

One year after Médecins Sans Frontières started working again in Afghanistan, Country Representative Michiel Hofman highlights some of the choices, challenges, and sheds light on the way forward for Médecins Sans Frontières in...more

02/12/2010 Afghanistan
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