Saschveen has recently returned from assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Nduta, Tanzania, where she was providing vital healthcare to the many Burundian refugees there. Although the team has limited resources, today she reflects on just how much they have been able to achieve...
I’ve been here in Aweil, South Sudan, for nearly two weeks. Somehow, it feels like much longer. Not in a bad way, just that the days start to blend into each other easily, especially when you work nearly every day and see the same people every day.
Dear Family members and Friends of my colleagues on Aquarius,
I know that some of you don’t understand why your loved one has chosen to disappear from your lives for several months to volunteer on a boat. I know that you’re worried that they aren’t earning money, aren’t pursuing their career goals, and seem to have done the modern day equivalent of joining the circus, but I’d like to provide you with some reassurance.
I’m sat writing from the capital Bangui waiting for my internal flight back to Zemio. I’ve been a bit silent in the old blogosphere these last three months – a period bookended by two much needed holidays from CAR back to the UK to reconnect with family and friends.