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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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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...more

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. more

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...more

08/12/2008 Palestine


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. more

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...more

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...more

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...more

17/09/2008 Pakistan


Sydney pharmacist Susanne Weress writes home from the Médecins Sans Frontières HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis project on Homa Bay’s shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya.more

26/08/2008 Kenya


Anna Dicker is a nurse from Lennox Head in NSW who is currently on her second mission with Médecins Sans Frontières in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Médecins Sans Frontières’s trauma hospital, located in the Teme Hospital, opened in...more

26/07/2008 Nigeria


Damien Brown is a medical doctor from Eltham in Victoria. He has just completed his second mission with Médecins Sans Frontières, this time in Mozambique. Here, he describes a nutritional screening which takes place in a camp for...more

27/05/2008 Mozambique
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