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Nepal: “Everyone is afraid”

New Zealander Anne Taylor is Médecins Sans Frontières’ Head of Mission in Nepal. She explains how...

Alarming humanitarian situation as conflict escalates

Escalating fighting in South Sudan is exposing civilians to widespread violence and severely...


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Water & Sanitation Specialist

Bangladesh: After Cyclone Aila

15/07/2009 Bangladesh


Richard Urmonas is an engineer from Athelstone in South Australia. In November 2008, he left for southern Sudan, his first mission with Médecins Sans Frontiéres. Richard is working in a town called Aweil, where Médecins Sans...

24/04/2009 Sudan

Deputy Head of Mission

Gina Bark, from Sydney, is currently working with Médecins Sans Frontières in South Sudan as Deputy Head of Mission. Here, she explores the challenges facing women in the country.

This is Gina’s fifth mission with Médecins Sans...

17/03/2009 Sudan


Matthew Merrington is from Tocumwal in New South Wales. He is a logistician and administrator on his second mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in Ahwar, on the Gulf of Aden, in Yemen. Thousands of people risk their lives every...

26/02/2009 Yemen


Liz Scott is a doctor from Te Anau, New Zealand. Liz recently returned from her second mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in Kenya, where she worked in a kala azar project.

20/01/2009 Kenya

Clinical Psychologist

Kathleen Leach is a clinical psychologist from Eltham, Victoria on her first mission in Gaza, in the Palestinian Territories. Kathleen writes to us about her day to day life in Gaza and her work in the Médecins Sans Frontières...

08/12/2008 Palestinian Territories


Sydney nurse Julie Gawthorne writes to us from Khartoum, Sudan, where she is preparing to fly home to Australia. Julie was based in the Médecins Sans Frontières project in Zalingei, West Darfur.

20/11/2008 Sudan


Dr Paul Kwa and Dr Ruth Eagles, two Australian doctors from Townsville, are currently working together in Aweil, South Sudan, a region that is still recovering from a long-running civil war that ended in 2005 with the signing of...

20/10/2008 Sudan


Dr Russell ‘Skip’ Townsend is an anaesthetist from Cairns in Queensland, who has recently returned from Sri Lanka where he was working with Médecins Sans Frontières in Point Pedro on the Jaffna Peninsula. This was Russell’s...

30/09/2008 Sri Lanka

Financial administrator

Michael Rowell, a financial administrator from Melbourne, is on his first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in Islamabad, Pakistan. Here, Michael describes his experiences in his first eight months of working in the Médecins...

17/09/2008 Pakistan
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