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



June 02, 2014

MSF nurse Miriam Kasztura discusses her experience providing care in Berberati, CAR, where MSF offers emergency, maternity, pediatric, and surgical services.

May 28, 2014


By Muriel Masse, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator in Carnot, Central African Republic (CAR)

MSF has been working in Carnot’s city hospital since 2010. Here, Muriel looks back on her mission, the changing context, and the situation of the displaced Muslims gathered at the church and developments on the city’s outskirts, where the status of displaced people in the bush remains uncertain.

May 27, 2014

MSF operations coordinator Maria Simón describes her experience in Kabo, in northern Central African Republic.

May 19, 2014

MSF is providing care amidst ongoing conflict in the Masisi territory of DRC's North Kivu Province.

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).

April 29, 2014

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

April 09, 2014

MSF logistician Pascal Piguet describes his experience working in an MSF Ebola treatment center and outlines the challenges faced by the staff working to treat the disease.

March 07, 2014

Saturday, March 8, is International Women's Day. On that day, and every other day, thousands of women worldwide will leave their homes to flee war or persecution. The fact that they are women makes their ordeal even more harrowing.

March 04, 2014

New clashes have erupted between the the Séléka and the Anti-Balaka armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR), continuing violence that has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.