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Four powerful posts from our life-saving projects - February 2021

From armed conflict in the Central African Republic to a whole team working to save a child in war-torn Yemen, check out this month's highlights from the Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) blog...

The hymn: A young life in the balance in the ICU

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A painting in Aweil’s market created to promote giving blood donations during malaria season
A painting in Aweil’s market created to promote giving blood donations during malaria season

He is no longer breathing on his own… Deng’s life is literally in our hands

The odds are against a critically ill seven-year-old boy and the MSF team fighting to save him. From Aweil, South Sudan, paediatrician Madeleine shares the deeply emotional moments she hopes never to forget.

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Tongolo means hope

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The Tongolo Centre in the Community Hospital, Bangui
The Tongolo Centre in the Community Hospital, Bangui

We need to let the person know that even though the pain is there, we are together. We are there for the person and to help them come back to life after this event.

At our Tongolo project in the Central African Republic, survivors of sexual violence can find both physical care and psychological support. Mental health specialist Gisela Silva Gonzalez takes us inside this important and powerful place.

GISELA'S STORY >

 

Yemen: The two sides of a war

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A building in Aden that was damaged in the fighting in 2015
A building in Aden that was damaged in the fighting in 2015

Malnutrition is a subtle beast that can kill you as much as a grenade can, without making a sound

For the intensive care team in Aden, southern Yemen, traumatic injuries are only one part of the story. Doctor Silvia Marchesi blogs about the dedication of a team striving to save lives in the midst of conflict.

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Central African Republic: After the rumors, the bombs

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An MSF health promoter addresses the people taking refuge in the hospital
An MSF health promoter addresses the people taking refuge in the hospital

I do not yet realise that what I can hear are detonations and machine guns, but my body understands...

Communities in Bangassou were still scarred from violent clashes in 2017 when violence erupted again just a few weeks ago. Anthropogist Dale shares his account.

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