Alfred Davies is an MSF Project Coordinator working in Nigeria. He was at the scene on 18 January 2017, when the Nigerian army bombed the displaced persons camp in Rann. At least 170 people were killed. Here he blogs about what he witnessed on that horrific day.
Austrian laboratory technician Karin Walter is currently in Tanzania on her first assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF first worked in Tanzania in 1993. We returned in 2015 to provide assistance for refugees living in overcrowded camps, with poor sanitation and little access to healthcare. This is Karin’s first post from her assignment in Nyaragusu camp, where she is working to set up a blood bank to serve emergency patients…
Chris Sweeney is in Sierra Leone, working with children under five years old as part of a mother and child health programme run by the Ministry of Health. Here he blogs about the moment a newborn baby fought for his life.
"According to many social norms, violence against women rarely happens and when it does, it is your fault: the clothes you wear, the way you look, the time of the day you were up and about, the way you behave. You called it on yourself: it is you and you should know better. But it is not your fault and it is not you."
Chris Sweeney is based in Glasgow where he works as a health visitor. This Christmas, he will be working in Sierra Leone as a nurse on his second mission with MSF. His mission involves working with the under 5s in the clinic as part of a mother and child health programme run by the ministry of health.