Kollie James in Foya is the 1000st Ebola survivor

Amidst all the loss and suffering, there are several stories of survival. Today, out of all the patients cared for in MSF’s projects in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, we celebrate the one thousandth survivor.

Silje contracted Ebola while working for MSF in Sierra Leone. She began to show symptoms on 4th October and was flown home to Norway. Today, she was discharged after recovering from the virus.

Salome Karwah is an Ebola survivor. After recovering from the virus she came back to work at the MSF treatment centre where she fought the disease. This is her story.

Kailahun Ebola Sierra Leone 2014

We take a look inside MSF's newest Ebola treatment centre in Bo, which just weeks after opening is already at full capacity. Three of the first patients to be discharged were siblings. Read their story.

The Ebola management centre in Conakry, Guinea, is currently seeing a massive spike in cases and despite the efforts of dedicated local and MSF staff, concerns exist over possibly having to turn patients away.

Marburg in Angola

A man in Uganda was diagnosed with Marburg hemorrhagic fever, a disease similar to Ebola, on 29th September. MSF is increasing its response to contain the infection.


This month we look at the response to the Ebola outbreak, the escape of our colleague in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the aftermath of the conflict in Gaza, and at the psychological and physical well being of refugees in Ethiopia and Uganda and those from Syria.

Portraits from an MSF Vaccination Campaign at the Yida Refugee Camp in South Sudan.

Refugees fleeing violence in CAR in southern Chad

Most vaccines must be kept at 2-8°C (35-46°F), or they will spoil. Storing, transporting and administering them in conditions where MSF works are some of our biggest logistical challenges.

Lebanon -Providing medical care to Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley

The civil war in Syria means that refugees are often unable to access medicines for chronic diseases, which can lead to serious complications

Refugees fleeing violence in CAR in southern Chad

CAR refugees describe their difficult journeys to Chad

A first person account of the Ebola outbreak by Michel Van Herp, an MSF epidemiologist working in Guinea.

Malakal South Sudan 2014

Over a million people have been displaced in 100 days of violence.

Violence in Boguila as MISCA escort of convoy of Muslim refugees, forces thousands flee into the bush.

PRESS RELEASE: On Thursday, MSF resumed activities in a treatment centre in Macenta after it was forced to suspend work late last week following protests by a section of the local population.

Interview with Pascal Piquet, MSF logistician in Gueckedou, Guinea. He is part of an MSF team responding to the Ebola outbreak.

south Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region

PRESS RELEASE: Tens of thousands of refugees who have fled violence and deprivation in South Sudan and sought refuge in camps in Ethiopia are faced with a lack of water, food and sanitation and are suffering from a range of emergency medical conditions.