For more than four years, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have treated severely injured Syrian refugees arriving in Ramtha, Jordan. As our time in the city comes to a close, Renate Sinke, a project coordinator from the Netherlands, remembers saving lives and limbs as part of a remarkable surgical programme.
After working for Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in South Sudan and the Mediterranean, German nurse Heidi Anguria is now in Bangladesh. From inside Kutupalong refugee camp, home to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, she shares this blog on meeting new people, unique experiences and great challenges…
Jasim is a former staff member who worked for Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Myanmar. As a Rohingya, he was forced to flee his home in September 2017 following years of violence, persecution and at one point the kidnapping of his son. He is now one of hundreds of thousands of refugees living in Kutupalong camp, Bangladesh.
Kashmir-based medical doctor Samreen Hussain recently returned from Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, where she worked as part of a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team providing medical care to Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. In this piece, she describes the challenges posed by the re-emergence of diphtheria.
"We found out that the food rations allocated to each family had been significantly reduced a few month ago, and the distribution of rations was changed to monthly instead of fortnightly deliveries. You can easily imagine how families could simply just run out of food well before the end of the month."
John is in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, currently home to almost one million people who have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar. Here he blogs about how the Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) team he is part of are working together to meet the needs of ordinary people caught up in a desperate situation.