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.
PRESS RELEASE: Retrospective mortality study reveals massive levels of death due to violence against Muslims during peak of conflict in Central African Republic
Ana Maria Tijerino, MSF psychologist and mental health advisor, has extensive experience caring for survivors of violence. But the atrocities happening in the gold and diamond-mining region of Ituri, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), left her shocked and appalled.
Sarah Maynard, from Southampton, was the project coordinator in MSF's hospital in Leer at the time of its destruction. Here, she describes what happened when the conflict came to the town and the disastrous knock-on effects it has had.
Jonathan Whittall poses the difficult question: should MSF stay and deliver care, while bearing witness – or walk away in outrage, refusing to be complicit?