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

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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 08, 2015

With the arrival of thousands of people to the town of Diffa, Niger, fleeing attacks by Boko Haram around Lake Chad, MSF has stepped up its response in the area to assist this population. Abdalla Hussein, MSF’s emergency coordinator in Diffa, talks about MSF’s work in recent months.

April 23, 2015

Dr. Chiara Montaldo is coordinating MSF’s efforts in Sicily to provide medical and psychological care to migrants rescued from boats in the Mediterranean. This account originally appeared in The Guardian.

September 26, 2014

Most shelters are dry and road access to the camp has improved, but conditions remain precarious for tens of thousands.

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.

July 15, 2014

 

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:

July 03, 2014

Although international forces on the ground are growing in number, they are still unable to protect the civilian population, which is vulnerable to violence, mass displacement, hunger, and disease. MSF head of mission Stefano Argenziano, who has just returned from CAR, describes the situation.

May 12, 2014

 

More than 59,000 people are currently struggling to cope in Mauritania's Mbera refugee camp, where temperatures can reach up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit and food and water are scarce. Frederic Manantsoa Lai, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) head of mission in Mbera, describes the situation.

May 07, 2014

MSF medical doctor Natalie Roberts reflects on three months providing care in conflict-riven Central African Republic (CAR).

December 29, 2013

Some 35,000 people who have taken refuge in a displaced persons camp in Juba are now threatened by a lack of clean water and sanitation.

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