2014: The Year in Pictures

A Doctors Without Borders (MSF), health worker in protective clothing carries a child suspected of having Ebola in the MSF treatment center on October 5, 2014 in Paynesville, Liberia. The girl and her mother, showing symptoms of the deadly disease, were awaiting test results for the virus. The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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A selection of striking photos from some of the most urgent crises Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responded to in 2014.

A Doctors Without Borders (MSF), health worker in protective clothing carries a child suspected of having Ebola in the MSF treatment center on October 5, 2014 in Paynesville, Liberia. The girl and her mother, showing symptoms of the deadly disease, were awaiting test results for the virus. The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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A survivor of the deadly Ebola virus puts her hand print on a survivors' wall erected by MSF at its ELWA-3 Ebola Management Center in Monrovia. Note: Supplementary Caption information!
Malin Lager/MSF
Pamat, Northern Bahr El Ghazal: Children waiting to get tested for malaria at the health centre in Pamat. This is one of very few places in Aweil north where people can get treatment when they are sick. About 1,500 patients are treated in a normal week and the numbers are increasing every week. During the rainy season malaria is the most common disease.
Jacob Zocherman
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 widespread armed violence (August 2014)
Jean-Pierre Amigo/MSF
Patient and MSF staff at MSF health post in Mpoko IDP camp at Bangui International Airport
Yann Libessart/MSF
Soutien au au centre de santé Mamadou M’Baïki, quartier musulman de PK5, Bangui. MSF a ouvert ce projet en janvier. En mai, 687 consultations ont été menées pour des patients souffrant du paludisme, 19 enfants malnutris ont été dépistés et référés à Action contre la faim (ACF) et 49 victimes de violences ont été prises en charge. Au 1er juillet, les soins médicaux pour les adultes seront repris en charge par le ministère de la Santé centrafricain. MSF continuera d’assurer des soins pédiatriques gratuits aux enfants âgés de 0 à 15 ans, ainsi que l’approvisionnement, gratuit, en médicaments (pour les adultes et les enfants). Une ambulance disponible 24/7 a été également mise en place et la prise en charge des urgences vitales ainsi que les transferts vers l’hôpital continueront d’être assurés pour l’ensemble des patients. <br> MSF support to the Mamadou M'Baïki health center in the PK5 Muslim neighborhood of Bangui. MSF opened this project in January. In May, 687 consultations were conducted for malaria patients, 19 malnourished children were screened and referred to Action against Hunger (ACF) and 49 victims of violence have been taken in charge. On July 1st, medical care for adults will be taken over by Ministry of Health. MSF will continue to provide free pediatric care to children aged 0-15 years old, as well as free drugs supply (both for adults and children). An ambulance available 24/7 was also set up and vital emergencies and transfers to hospitals will continue to be provided for all patients.
Yann Libessart/MSF
Gulan camp in Khost Province, eastern Afghanistan. The refugee camp is now the temporary home of thousands of people fleeing a military offensive in North Waziristan, on the other side of the border in Pakistan
Celine Leto/MSF
MMSF Nurse Cindy, checking on a 2 month old patient admitted in the ITFC (Intensive Therapeutic Feeding Center) of Boost Hospital in Lashkar Gah. Children facing malnutrition and medical complications are admitted in the service for an intensive treatment with therapeutic milk.
Paula Bronstein/Getty Reportage
Escaping after days under siege, civilians in Sinjar mountains receive bottled water and biscuits supplied by MSF and a local association.
MSF
Young Syrian boy came with his uncle and left his family behind. "The only thing I succeeded to kept is a ring that my friend in Syria gave me before leaving the country. The rest, money, phone, sim card were stolen in Libya"
Ikram N'gadi
In Dar Al-Zahraa Hospital, MSF runs a clinic to provide medical consultation and follow up for Syrian refugees living in Tripoli. People of all ages come looking for primary healthcare. Respiratory infections or diarrhea are common, as well as people suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes or hypertension.
Jose Michelena/MSF
Syrians wait to be called to get on the bus, which will take them to the next step of their journey, to centres in Italy.
Ikram N'gadi
Kelly Dilworth, MSF anesthetist, in the intensive care unit of the burnt service of Shifa hospital where two brothers, 8 and 4 years old, are hospitalized after being severely burned when a missile fell on their house.
Samantha Maurin/MSF
Views from Shejaaia, most affected by the bombings of all northern Gaza neighborhoods.<br> After 50 days of "protective edge" operation started July 8, 2014, a cease-fire was declared on August 26 in Gaza. In addition to the material destruction, the death toll is particularly heavy with more than 2,000 casualties, including about a quarter of children, and more than 10,000 wounded. Medical needs remain very high, especially in terms of postoperative care, rehabilitation and mental health. MSF supports the burn unit of Shifa Hospital and runs a clinic postoperative care in central Gaza.
Yann Libessart/MSF
In a crowded reception room, patients wait for care at Nap Kenbe – Creole for ‘staying well’ – surgical centre in Tabarre, eastern Port-au-Prince. Teams provide emergency trauma, orthopaedic and abdominal surgery for victims of gun crime and domestic violence as well as people injured in road accidents.
Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi
A nurse cradles a newborn at the obstetric and neonatal emergency hospital in Delmas 33 neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. The hospital offers free, around-the-clock emergency care for women with complications during pregnancy or child birth.
Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi
Svetlana and her five year old daughter in a session. Svetlana was wounded when a shell landed near their backyard on 3 September in Debaltsevo, Donetsk region. Her husband died in the incident. She has been staying with her daughter at Svitlodarsk Civil Hospital for the two months since as they have nowhere else to go and cannot return home.
Julie Remy/MSF
Anna Surinyach/MSF
Many migrants travel on a cargo train, known as The Beast. They often suffer robberies and sustain injuries on the way.
Anna Surinyach/MSF
Chaman (Baluchistan) – MSF provides comprehensive emergency obstetric care, neonatal nursery, paediatric and gynaecological inpatient care, emergency referrals, and nutrition services at a hospital of the Ministry of Health. A child delivered at 32 weeks with a weight of 2.15 Kg
Sa'adia Khan
Two children look out across the Tacloban slum, which was badly damaged by typhoon Haiyan. Just to the right of the photo is one of the many boats which were run aground by the force of the typhoon. Despite the destruction, months after the typhoon many people have started to rebuild their homes.
Sophie-Jane Madden/MSF
The youngest son of Rosa Inés Pisso disappeared on September 7, 2008, when he went to take an exam to join the army. He was threatened. She hopes to see him again. "The silence is what kills. At night, when I lie down, I think: “Where could he be sleeping?” El hijo menor de Rosa Inés Pisso desapareció el 7 de septiembre del 2008 cuando iba a hacer un examen para ingresar en el ejército. Estaba amenazado. Tiene la esperanza de volver a verlo. “El silencio es lo que mata. Por la noche, cuando me acuesto, pienso ¿Dónde estará durmiendo?”
Anna Surinyach/MSF