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

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In March, clinical psychologist Charlotte Yence returned from a five-month mission with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in northern Iraq, where MSF has worked in Syrian refugee camps since 2013. She set up mental health care programmes in the Kawargosk, Qushtapa, and Darashakran camps, and here she tells us about some of her encounters:

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MSF head of mission Fabio Forgione explains the situation in Iraq, where some 500,000 people have reportedly fled violence in Mosul in recent weeks.

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MSF surgeon Ali Al-Ani describes his experience providing care in the Amman reconstructive surgery project.

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Dr. Henrike Zellmann, an MSF psychologist working with Syrian refugees in northern Iraq, talks about the services MSF is offering to address growing mental health needs. 

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An MSF field coordinator in Najaf discusses perinatal and obstetric care in the one of the region's largest hospitals.

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Despite the security situation, an MSF surgical team has started work in the General Hospital of Hawijah in Kirkuk governorate

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Despite ongoing conflict that has made it difficult for humanitarian organizations to be in Iraq, since 2006 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has set up medical projects for populations in Anbar, Tameen, Ninewa, Sulemaniya, Baghdad, and Basra. MSF also runs a project in Jordan for Iraqi war wounded. Khalil Sayyad recently returned from Basra, southern Iraq, where he worked as Field Coordinator for nine months. He was part of MSF's first international team to establish a presence in Iraq since 2004, when high insecurity led MSF to leave country.

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Anesthesiologist Marie-Louise Linderer arrived in Baghdad in late April directly following the US occupation of Iraq to help reinforce MSF's team in the city.

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