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

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June 09, 2015

David Rothstein is a pediatric surgeon in Buffalo, New York. He began working with Doctors Without Borders/Médedins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2007 in northern Sri Lanka and has since completed month-long assignments for MSF each year, working in Chad, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic. Here, he shares a reflection on his most recent assignment in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, in March 2015.

June 09, 2015

Yemen's Khamer town has seen a recent influx of internally displaced people (IDPs) who arrived after fleeing airstrikes and the deteriorating situation in Sa’ada governorate. Many are living with families in Khamer or in rented houses, while others occupy public places such as schools or live in tents on the outskirts of the town.

June 09, 2015

Around 25,000 people who fled violence near Lake Chad in early May are currently living in precarious conditions in camps in Bosso and Nguigmi, Niger. Here, Aissami Abdou, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) field coordinator in Diffa, discusses their plight:

June 09, 2015

From January through mid-May of 2015, more than 35,000 migrants fleeing violence and privation in their home countries crossed the Mediterranean between North Africa and Italy. Most experience terrible conditions during their voyage.

May 26, 2015

Heading for waters off the Libyan coast aboard the rescue ship MY Phoenix, on which Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working in partnership with MOAS, doctor Erna Rijnierse describes her work caring for migrants and refugees rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.

May 20, 2015

Ahlam* is a 22-year-old mother from Dara’a governorate in Syria. She is the mother of two children, both of whom were born at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital for mother and child care in Irbid, Jordan. Here, Ahlam tells her story and recounts some of the challenges she has faced since she crossed the border to Jordan in 2012. 

May 14, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to the needs of civilians affected by ongoing violence in Yemen, and currently has 31 international and 534 Yemeni MSF staff on the ground. Since March 19, MSF has treated more than 1,266 war-wounded patients, but it remains extremely difficult to move within the country to evaluate needs and provide assistance, due to the fighting and the airstrikes.

May 13, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a non-communicable diseases (NCD) project in Jordan's Irbid governorate on December 15, 2014. Jon Gunnarsson Ruthman, a nurse at the project, explains how MSF is helping both Syrian refugees living in the host community in Irbid and disadvantaged Jordanian nationals suffering from chronic diseases.

May 12, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs Al-Salam Hospital in the town of Khamer, in Yemen's Amran governorate, north of the capital city Sana’a. This facility is one of only two hospitals in the entire governorate and normally receives patients from remote areas and valleys in the north of Amran. However, fuel shortages precipitated by the ongoing conflict in Yemen's have made it very difficult for people to travel and to reach the hospital as soon as they need to, if they're able to come at all.

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