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

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August 08, 2014

 

In South Sudan, 40,000 people are crowded into a flooded United Nations compound in Bentiu. Living conditions are horrific but it is the only refuge they have from the civil war that broke out last December. Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator Ivan Gayton describes the situation.

June 13, 2013

MSF doctor Mutwali Adam describes his experience providing medical care in the wake of violence in Sudan's North Darfur state.

March 24, 2013

MSF coordinator Fernando Medina discusses the situation in North Darfur, where tribal clashes have forced nearly 100,000 people to flee their homes.

October 30, 2012

MSF Mental Health Officer Athena Viscusi tells the moving story of a patient's recovery in Jamam refugee camp.

August 22, 2012

Helen Ottens-Patterson, an MSF nurse, describes the dire situation in Batil camp, where more than 110,000 Sudanese refugees are struggling to survive.

July 26, 2012

An update about the ongoing refugee crisis in South Sudan's Upper Nile State, from MSF Emergency Coordinator John Tzanos.

July 02, 2012

Vanessa Cramond, medical coordinator for MSF in South Sudan's Maban County, describes the dire situation of some 35,000 refugees who have crossed the border from Sudan.

June 13, 2012

These first-hand accounts describe the situation for tens of thousands of refugees who fled fighting in Sudan and now face a full-blown humanitarian crisis as they seek refuge in already-overcrowded camps in South Sudan.  

March 14, 2012

Kirrily de Polnay, an MSF doctor working in South Sudan's Jamam refugee camps talks about the situation, the patients, and the nature of working in fast evolving emergency.

July 07, 2011

Terri Morris, MSF Head of Mission in South Sudan, gives us a look at the situation in what will soon be the world's newest country.

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