After two years of conflict, people in Syria are living through a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been able to open three hospitals in the north of the country. Medical teams provide emergency and surgical care, as well as primary health care consultations and maternal care. MSF teams have performed more than 1,300 surgical operations and provided 16,000 consultations inside Syria.
Francis Gatluak was one of the first people MSF ever treated for the disease kala azar. After he was cured, he stayed on with MSF to learn how to treat others. Today, 23 years later, Francis continues to work with MSF as a nurse.
In Zémio, southeastern Central African Republic (CAR), thousands of people are still living in displaced persons camps, a year after they fled attacks by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) in their village. An MSF team provides about 600 consultations per week. Photographs by Sarah Elliott.