well a quick update is better than no update right?
so... in the past week:
-we have gotten all of our revised budgets and plans in to amsterdam (see previous post about 4M which was both hair-raising and much romantic).
-our team in teknaf has narrowly escaped a nasty cyclone that was headed their way (all estimates were that it would be a direct hit, so they were camped out with generators off, cyclone kits ready, windows boarded - but at the last minute it veered off and left them with less damage/ flooding than a full cyclone, but still more than a regular storm).
-our other team in khagrachari has packed up, handed over keys, loaded the land cruisers and left the chittagong hill tracts after many many years of msf work there (not an easy thing to do at all)
-two expats have been 'end of mission' and i've sent them on their way (one we weren't sure would ever leave after a false alarm cholera scare and then the threat of the cyclone)
-Ambrose (also previously mentioned) who had his going away lunch last week, has been confirmed for a short mission after his training this summer at headquarters (many woo hoos can be heard through the office).
-and last but not least, the equivilant of the flu season has hit town (and while something we need to respond to medically, it does mean many of us are not feeling at our best :)
and here for no apparent reason is a picture of a goat licking himself that i took while i was in khagrachari: