Read about first-hand accounts from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid workers and patients.

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February 03, 2016

In northeast Nigeria's Borno State, the fight between the Nigerian government and the Islamic State’s West-African Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Boko-Haram, is having drastic consequences for public health, causing widespread displacement and limiting access to medical care.

January 27, 2016

Many civilians still live in Saada, northern Yemen, despite almost daily airstrikes in the area. Here, Michael Seawright, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator from New Zealand, describes the situation.

January 22, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator Teresa Sancristoval was at Shiara Hospital in northern Yemen on January 10, 2016, when it was hit by a rocket. Here, she describes the experience.

January 19, 2016

On January 10, Shiara hospital in Yemen's Razeh district, which is supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), was hit by a projectile that killed six people and injured seven others.

January 08, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse Nora Echaibi has worked in Yemen since April 2015Here she describes her experience near the besieged city of Taiz.

"Since last September we have been trying unsuccessfully to enter the enclave in the city of Taiz that is currently under siege by the Ansarallah (Houthi) group to assist in providing medical care. On January 3 we made our first attempt of this year, and our first without bringing supplies with us.

January 07, 2016

Australian pediatric nurse Sam Templeman recently returned from Helmand Province, in the south of Afghanistan, where he worked with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from December 2014 to September 2015. In the provincial capital city, Lashkar Gah, MSF supports the Ministry of Public Health's Boost Hospital. Here, Templeman discusses his experience.

December 23, 2015

Elyse Aichatou is a nurse. Having left midwifery school in 2005, she was recruited by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to help treat malnourished children after her home country, Niger, was hit by an extremely serious nutritional crisis. For 10 years, Elyse has continued her work at MSF’s nutritional centers in southern Niger.

December 16, 2015

Dr. Marwan [name changed to protect anonymity] worked with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Tal Abyad, northern Syria. However, after refusing a job offer from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, he knew his life was in danger, and he made the hard decision to leave his home for Europe. Here, he describes his journey.

December 15, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) logistician Nicolas Robichez is in Grande-Synthe, France, where more than 2,000 refugees, mostly Kurdish, are currently living in precarious, and escalating, conditions.

December 10, 2015

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