Full Name: Leslie
Profession: Human rights
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"Into The Crisis
rights specialist Leslie Lefkow is at home in Amsterdam, preparing
to leave for the desolate war-torn landscape of southern Sudan.
This will be the second time MSF has sent her to the fiercely contested,
oil-rich region, caught in a self-perpetuating cycle of war, displacement,
famine, and disease for the last 20 years.
On this mission, Leslie flies deep into isolated territory
in the Nuba Mountains. Her task is to collect interviews for an
MSF report detailing the horrific consequences of the war on Sudanese
civilians – an emotionally tough assignment even for a seasoned
The second leg of Leslie’s trip takes her to
a clinic run by Kate Doan, an English doctor on her second MSF mission.
Kate is unflappable – a valuable characteristic for a doctor
working in a clinic with a functioning bomb shelter.
In the space of the next 24 hours, Kate and Leslie
are forced to take cover as the whine of a Sudanese government bomber
draws near. Leslie befriends an old woman who is weary of decades
of war, and Kate is forced to confront a badly wounded soldier who
needs treatment that he won’t accept.