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Yemen: “Our teams are working around the clock"
Airstrikes, landmines, a health system on the brink of collapse: people in Yemen are living through a grueling civil war. Alex Dunne shares his experience after 12 months in our team there…
18 Jun 2019 / 3 minute read
Four powerful blogs from Doctors Without Borders - May 2019
From finding hope in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, to a deeply personal post about humanitarian mental health, here are four powerful stories from our work around the world this month...
06 Jun 2019 / 4 minute read
Tales of a burnt-out boy
At the start of a new assignment with MSF, Robert felt that something was wrong. He shares his personal account of what happened next…
09 May 2019 / 8 minute read
Not my war
What can years of living and working in conflict zones teach a person? From Sri Lanka to Syria, one member of our team shares their personal reflections…
26 Apr 2019 / 5 minute read
When people flee to seek refuge
As she returns to her own home after a posting in Iraq, Vera Schmitz, a Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) nurse reflects...
31 Jan 2019 / 5 minute read
Iraq: Mahmoud and the mint plant
Trish blogs about a man whose devotion to his family kept the team grounded in war-torn Mosul...
04 Sep 2017 / 5 minute read
Sierra Leone: David
"It’s easy to write about the children that recover; the malnourished children who gain weight, the kids who make miraculous recoveries. But not the ones who pass away."
21 Jun 2017 / 5 minute read
Search and rescue: "Into the lungs of Hell"
On board MV Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel operated jointly by MSF and SOS MEDITERRANEE, cultural mediator Oussama meets two women who shared their story of friendship, courage and escape.
08 Mar 2017 / 12 minute read
Search and rescue: "I’ve never blogged before, but I can’t help but share what I’m seeing here"
Mark has recently joined the team on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship operated jointly by Doctors without Borders and SOS MEDITERRANEE. Here he blogs about the team's work in the Mediterranean.
06 Feb 2017 / 4 minute read
At night we bob and wait. We wait for the early morning when our spotters will start to look for the boats on the horizon. We wait for the distress calls to come from the boats in the morning.
30 Sep 2016 / 2 minute read
If despair could be a single image...
"The universal language of smiles is often mixed with tears. These are emotions that are hard to describe."
18 Aug 2016 / 11 minute read
"He tells me this is a precious baby..."
Paediatrician Aisling Semple blogs from Quetta in Pakistan...
15 Jul 2016 / 4 minute read
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