Read about first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers and patients.

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MSF project coordinator Sarah Maynard describes the devastation she witnessed on her return to a destroyed MSF hospital in Leer.

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Alice John, 17, is being treated for cholera at an MSF CTC in Juba, South Sudan.

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Kiden Margaret's two-year-old son is receiving treatment for cholera in Juba, South Sudan.

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All three of Unice Keji's grandchildren are receiving treatment for cholera in Juba, South Sudan.

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Mother of two Mary Keiji rushed her children to an MSF cholera treatment center in Juba, South Sudan.

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An MSF project coordinator describes the devastation she saw at MSF’s ransacked hospital in Leer.

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By Arjan Hehenkamp, MSF General Director

When I left South Sudan ten years ago, having worked here for four, I left feeling hopeful. A ceasefire had been signed (between Sudan and opposition forces in the south) and a peace-agreement was under discussion. A few years later South Sudan became an independent country, a master of its destiny.

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MSF nurse Caroline Scholtes describes the situation in Jonglei State, where some 80,000 people have gone missing after outbreaks of violence in recent months.

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After surviving war, not many people would choose to go back to a conflict zone, but that’s exactly what nurse Abdul Wassay did. As an Afghan refugee growing up in Pakistan, he saw firsthand the urgent medical care MSF delivers to people in war zones. After working with MSF near his home, he volunteered to help others in another conflict-torn country—South Sudan.

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MSF doctor Lynn Jacoby tells the story of Aziza, a severely malnourished girl treated by MSF in Batil refugee camp.

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