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28 Mar 18 08 Jun 18

MSF Month in Focus: March 2018

Take a look at our work around the world this past month.

This month marked International Women's Day, where we looked at the consequences of being forced to flee on women's health. We heard some inspiring stories from women on board our search and rescue ship, as well as the story of Poni Betty, MSF's only female mechanic in the capital of South Sudan.

We also take a look at MSF's newest project in the world's newest country, which has found an unusual way of reaching patients. And we hear from Dr Ian Cross who has returned from responding to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. 

International Women's Day 2018

This International Women's Day, Jonquil, an MSF midwife on board Aquarius, speaks to the conditions women are facing in Libya and their subsequent journey across the Mediterranean.

In 2017, MSF's search and rescue ship rescued more than 2,000 women and girls attempting the deadly crossing. 

Poni Betty is MSF's only female mechanic in Juba, the capital of South Sudan

Poni makes sure that our fleet of Land Cruisers run perfectly to reach our patients. "What a woman can do, a man can do," says Poni. 

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Rohingya refugee crisis

Six months after the last exodus of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh, we are continuing to provide healthcare, safe drinking water and sanitation in the refugee camps in Cox's Bazar.

Hear MSF doctor Ian Cross recount his time helping our patients in Kutupalong camp.

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Patients on the Pibor River

What does it take to bring healthcare to a place in South Sudan where none exists? A few tables and chairs, medicine, a dedicated medical team… and a boat.

MSF has started a project near the Ethiopian border in the east of South Sudan. 

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