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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...

"I’m caught between two choices: long-term treatment or amputation"

Najwa, a 34-year old mother from Khan Younis. Najwa was approved for surgery and referred to the...

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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

Healing Amidst the Conflict

I am lying in bed. I hear gunfire, two loud shots… maybe mortar fire? I am not exactly an expert on guns.

17/02/2014 Central African Republic

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...

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...

11/04/2011 Japan

Lab technician

Olivia Yacoub is a lab technician from Houghton in South Australia. Olivia's has recently completed her first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in Chiradzulu, Malawi. She has justed arrived in Liberia to commence her second...

16/10/2006 Malawi

Letter from North Afghanistan: "This is life and death under a magnifying glass"

Australian nurse Brett Adamson has just returned from six months in Kunduz, Afghanistan, where Médecins Sans Frontières runs a hospital providing emergency surgery to people with life-threatening injuries.

14/11/2012 Afghanistan

Letter home from Tajikistan

Cindy Gibb is a nurse from Christchurch, New Zealand, who is currently in Tajikistan on her first field placement with Médecins Sans Frontières.

15/09/2012 Tajikistan
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