Courtney Bercan, a nurse from Vancouver, Canada, worked with Médecins sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on a search-and-rescue boat in the Mediterranean in 2016, the Dignity I. In December 2018, MSF was forced to stop operations of its last rescue boat in the Mediterranean, the Aquarius, due to political pressure from several European countries. This news triggered harrowing memories for Courtney.

Jordan: Getting the Blues?

Mike is a doctor from the UK. Having settled into his new role, he blogs about what he misses from his life at home, and what it's like to find yourself dealing with a new job, changing expectations, and a different culture...

I found it exciting to start my assignment, meet new people and be in a different place where even the signs are a struggle to read. (Reading Arabic writing is not something I’m confident in yet, though there is progress I’m glad to say.)  There is so much to get used to and a new role too.