Paul Jawor is a British water and sanitation specialist who has just returned from Equateur province in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He explains the challenges faced by Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams working in the remote village of Iboko – the frontline of the ongoing Ebola outbreak.
"On the spot where it's rumoured African American slaves threw off their shackles to found their own country, the people of Freetown had gathered on this sweltering November night to relinquish themselves from another oppressor."
Wong Poh Fei recounts breaking the news of her recruitment to MSF for a first assignment in Sierra Leone just before the Ebola crisis broke out. Then she feels apprehensive as she has to break the news that she is leaving for Afghanistan.