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Elena Pylaeva


“Your entire universe falls apart”

Elena Pylaeva, a psychologist working with MSF, explains the effects of this protracted conflict on the mental health of the population.
Florence Fongo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

A hospital is transformed in the midst of chronic insecurity in Gety

MSF first intervened in Gety, Eastern part of DR Congo, at the end of 2006. Florence Fongo, a nurse, was a member of the first team on the ground 10 years ago.
Marco Olla


“We treat malnourished children above the age of five in our feeding centre”

Paediatric specialist Marco Olla describes the scope of the crisis in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria, the medical impact of malnutrition on children and the treatment provided by MSF teams.


How can hope survive in these circumstances?

A Syrian doctor’s account. After suffering a series of tragedies near Damascus, Dr. Abu Yasser* describes the newest challenge: no more ambulances.


“Did I give birth to him to see a life like this?”

Testimony from a mother who recently gave birth in east Aleppo
In Borno State, Nigeria
Natalie Roberts


Why the children of Nigeria’s Borno State are missing ?

Joanne Liu, MSF International President and Natalie Roberts, MSF Emergency Operations Manager witnessed this very grave situation.
Amal Adullah in her bed, Alep, Syrie.


"It has taken four years and 20 surgical operations to repair the damage"

East Aleppo's besieged residents have been told to leave their homes or face annihilation. As they brace themselves for what comes next, Amal Abdullah* recalls the day four years ago when she was told to leave the east Aleppo neighbourhood where she grew up.
Women wash clothes in the laundry area of the MSF-supported Kabo health centre in Kabo, Central African Republic.

Central African Republic

“Once the dry season starts, it is going to get worse again”

Zita came to the Kabo health centre, in the north of CAR, 10 days ago. She came with her two daughters Marie, two years old, and Nelpha, five months. It took them a whole day to get to their destination.
Nigeria, déplacés internes, IDPs, réfugiés


In Maiduguri, the displaced people are suffering from hunger

In Maiduguri, capital of the state of Borno State, in northeastern Nigeria, MSF teams treat malnourished children in a therapeutic feeding center with more than 100 beds.
nigéria, famine, déplacés
Helle Poulsen-Dobbyns


I kept telling the team “it’s all about food”

Helle Poulsen-Dobbyns has just returned from Maiduguri, capital of Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria, where she was program coordinator for MSF.