“We are all exhausted. Most of us started the day tired after a long week and I wasn’t the only one planning a low-key weekend. Worn out though we are, there are few complaints. This is what we are here for after all. And we would do it all again tomorrow if we had to.”—It’s your birthday, you plan to relax, then the call comes in - there are many people wounded by gun shots down the river. Read how MSF nurse Emma and her team in South Sudan leap into action.
“The head of an international medical charity has called on aid agencies to stop presenting a misleading picture of the famine in Somalia and admit that helping the worst-affected people is almost impossible. The international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Dr Unni Karunakara, returned from Somalia last week and said that, even though there was chronic malnutrition and drought across east Africa, hardly any agencies were able to work inside war-torn Somalia, where the picture was 'profoundly distressing'. He condemned other organisations and the media for 'glossing over' the reality in order to convince people that simply giving money for food was the answer.”—
This is terrible news, but I respect Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders for saying this.