In the news
With the border crossing between Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan set to reopen, we are preparing our teams at the border and in the surrounding camps to respond to a large influx of refugees from Syria. Despite the continuing difficulties we remain committed to helping those suffering as a result of the conflict.
- We continue to push for access to Awaran, southwest Pakistan, which was hit by two earthquakes last week.There is an urgent need for emergency medical care.
- New International PresidentWe welcome new international president Dr Joanna Liu from Canada. Her first field assignment with MSF was in 1996. Since then, she has completed over 20 subsequent missions. Like many of her MSF colleagues, her humanitarian work has taken her to some of the most unstable regions in the world. These include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Honduras, Haiti, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Indonesia, Palestine, Uganda, Sudan and Sri Lanka. We have no doubt she will be an outstanding president for MSF.
- A sad goodbye to Dr Unni Karunakara, who will spend four months cycling across India to “give back to the organisation”. Travelling 5,000 kms he will be fueled by engaging discussion on medical humanitarian aid, MSF’s work and the active involvement of people like you. “This is me coming home, my journey across India. This is my ride for MSF. There is a long road ahead but I have immense faith in humanity and I believe in your support. Support me. Support MSF.”
- Warm congrats to Canadian Dr Joanne Liu, new international president of #MSF! http://www.msf.ca/news-media/news/2013/10/dr-joanne-liu-new-international-president-of-msf/ … @MSF_canada #globalhealth #healthequity
- Educational website
This week we have launched a new educational website that provides unprecedented insight into our decisions during key humanitarian crises of the past 40 years. The first case study published on the website analyses MSF’s experience in Somalia during the early 1990s. You can read this and more by following the link below...
On the blogs
- Our bloggers bring you the latest insights from inside Pakistan. Last week's earthquakes have already claimed the lives of hundreds. There are many more who have been displaced by the disaster. David is an Australian nurse working with MSF in Pakistan remotely managing obstetric projects. Don't forget to check out our new TB blogger Zolelwa Sifumba in South Africa.