Seven months after EU governments forced us to halt search and rescue in the Central Mediterranean, MSF is heading back to sea to save lives on the world's deadliest migration route. As our new ship, Ocean Viking, prepares to launch, read these six powerful stories from the staff who've witnessed this devastating humanitarian crisis first-hand.
A critically ill young girl is brought into a remote MSF health centre. She's unconscious and struggling to breathe. To save her, British doctor Sarah Wookey and her team need two things: dedication and luck
"We heard a lot of stories over the two days we were at the hospital; patients from Iraq, Gaza, Syria, and Yemen, young and old, war-wounded people who have been through more than I could have ever imagined..."
British doctor Chris Hook has just returned from Yemen. Since August, he has worked as part of MSF’s emergency team helping to set up a hospital in the Al Salakhana district of Hodeidah city. From the beginning of November, the city has experienced heavy fighting and shelling with battles getting close to the hospital…
Pippa is an obstetrics and gynaecology consultant, recently returned from assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Jahun, part of northern Nigeria’s Jigawa state – an area where high numbers of women and children die during childbirth.
Some patients you remember forever. Heidi shares this emotional blog from the Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Agok, which lies in a special administrative area between Sudan and South Sudan.