Responding to a mass casualty event late last year near Tal Maraq, Iraq, Dr Georgie Woolveridge, from Australia, was confronted with a severely injured toddler.
Alfred Davies is an MSF Project Coordinator working in Nigeria. He was at the scene on 17 January 2017, when the Nigerian Army bombed the displaced persons camp in Rann. At least 170 people were killed. Here he blogs about what he witnessed on that horrific day.
Vera is a nurse who has been working with MSF in Yemen, a country in the midst of a civil war. She looks back to August, to the day she received a fateful telephone call…
One morning I was in the women's ward when Ahmed, 13, came to see his sister Aisha, 11*. They had escaped death a few days before and had not seen each other since. They fell in each other’s arms and started crying. And I remember the whole staff and all the women present couldn’t hold back their tears. We knew their story and it was terrible.
Listen to my first audio diary, where I talk about Ramadan, airstrikes and a level of trauma I haven’t been familiar with for a little while.
An MSF-supported hospital director describes the horror of a mass-casualty influx in northwestern Syria