After a couple of years office work with MSF, I made it to the field last autumn for a project in South Sudan. Now on my second field posting, I’m in Tanzania managing the Health Promotion activities in two refugee camps in the north-west of the country responding to the recent displacement of Burundians. The things I miss the most when away on a mission are climbing, riding my bike and dancing around the kitchen making some kind of edible concoction. With a very different selection of food stuffs on sale in the local markets my cooking efforts are more questionable and my dancing still terrible.
I'm working in Nyarugusu and Nduta refugee camps, North West Tanzania. Nyarugusu camp has been open for almost 20 years, home to just under 130,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees. Nduta camp recently re-opened to accommodate 55,000 Burundians. MSF has been providing crucial medical assistance in Tanzania since May 2015.