Natasha has worked for MSF for eight years as an editor and communications person, mostly in London, but including stints in Kenya, Uganda, India, Sierra Leone, Holland, Greece, Jordan, Turkey and Bangladesh.
In the makeshift settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, many Rohingya women give birth in their tents, limiting their medical options in case something goes wrong. Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has set-up a new maternity ward in Kutupalong, which will be able to withstand extreme weather and offers private rooms for new mothers and their babies, who face an uncertain future in Bangladesh.
“Baghdad is not safe. At night there are shootings. Islamic State kill children, women, Sunni, Shia – everything and anything.” an Iraqi says. “We run to democracy, but we don’t see anything of it right now.”