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At night I lie awake thinking of those who did not survive
A helicopter drops me in a remote region in Upper Nile State, South Sudan.
15 Oct 2014 / 5 minute read
Sunday morning. Early morning. Instead of getting just a few hours’ sleep, I let Saturday melt into Sunday and leave for the airport in the middle of the night.
02 May 2014 / 2 minute read
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Sunset over Quetta
“The sky over Quetta will be filled with kites in what seems to be one big kite battle”
30 Apr 2014 / 2 minute read
Renovating from a distance
Too many piles of paper on my desk and my technical logistician is on vacation. In the top drawer there is an approved project form.
06 Feb 2014 / 3 minute read
“The taxi driver holds a bundle of rags and blankets in his hands.”
20 Jan 2014 / 4 minute read
Logistics: Impossible without support from local people
As the team race to respond to the wreckage of Typhoon Haiyan, an MSF logistician reflects on the vital role played by local people
05 Dec 2013 / 3 minute read
Motivated, no matter what
Weeks after the first earthquake thrust the south-west of Pakistan back into the news, we still aren’t able to enter the area.
23 Oct 2013 / 2 minute read
Just when you think the shaking's stopped
The days that follow the first quake consist largely of preparing for a possible intervention in the area. One of MSF’s strengths is being able to respond to a disaster quickly.
10 Oct 2013 / 2 minute read
7.7 - more than a just a little earthquake
At the end of the afternoon I'm talking with a colleague in the hallway of our office. Behind him, someone comes running out of the logistical office.
03 Oct 2013 / 2 minute read
The moment the earthquake destroyed so many homes and lives in Haiti I, still new to the organisation, got to experience the essence of MSF.
30 Jan 2010 / 3 minute read
Six weeks on the ground
Six weeks on the ground. Yet, it feels like 3 months. The new impressions come in such abundance; work at the clinic, contact with the patients, life at the expat-volunteer-house.
23 Dec 2009 / 3 minute read
"be the change you wish to see"
In Africa. After 3.5 months of holidays, re-grounding in Holland, spending time with family & friends and a thorough MSF pre-departure preparation, I am in Africa.
13 Nov 2009 / 2 minute read