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



December 19, 2013

MSF has set up a maternity ward and neonatal unit in Tacloban to provide specialized care for mothers and children in the wake of the storm.

December 17, 2013

In this interview, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator Julian Donald describes the crisis in Bossangoa, Central African Republic, and the surrounding Ouham Prefecture, where nearly the entire population has fled into the bush. This interview was conducted on December 11, 2013, just a few days following the latest episode of intense violence between armed groups in Bossangoa.

What has happened in Bossangoa since the violence in September, two weeks before you arrived?

December 13, 2013

As Syrian refugees increasingly head towards Bulgaria, MSF is working to provide aid and assist the overstretched Bulgarian authorities.

December 11, 2013

MSF doctor Thomas Lauvin describes the situation in Syria's Aleppo governorate, where MSF runs a hospital and provides medical supplies and support to local doctors and medical structures.

December 10, 2013

MSF emergency coordinator Ibrahim Younis describes the situation in the Philippines, where many communities are still struggling one month after Typhoon Haiyan.

December 10, 2013

MSF mobile clinics are providing health care and psychological support to people in the Philippines as they recover from the damage wrought by Typhoon Haiyan.

November 29, 2013

Adam Sharp, MSF project coordinator in Syria, recalls how even amidst surgery, maternity care, and disease care, communication remains an extremely important part of working in the war-torn country.

November 29, 2013

An MSF midwife remembers a baby's early fight to survive after being born premature in Syria, where war has devastated the health system.

November 21, 2013

MSF psychologist and health advisor Ana Maria Tijerino describes the scale of the mental health needs in the Philippines, and how MSF is responding.

November 20, 2013

Cindy Penalber is a Filipino nurse from the town of Estancia in northeast Panay Island. She has been helping survivors of Typhoon Haiyan since it hit the Philippines on November 8. Cindy and many of her colleagues are now working alongside Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mobile clinic teams to provide medical care in areas damaged by the storm. Traveling by car to reach the more remote areas of Panay, the teams have worked together to treat over 600 patients since Sunday, November 17. Here, Cindy describes her experience.