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Rachel Coyle

Rachel Coyle, who works as the midwife supervisor at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s Mother and Child Hospital (MCH) in Taiz Houban, southern Yemen, shares her experience in delivering twins while reflecting on the persistent challenges of Yemeni pregnant women and mothers as they strive to access essential maternal healthcare services.

Peter Clausen in Ukraine

Peter Clausen completed an electrical apprenticeship after school, he then went on to study journalism and work for the ABC in North Queensland, before completing a Masters in Disaster Management. He is an experienced MSF project coordinator and progressed to head of mission over his eight assignments. He first worked in Yemen in 2013, followed by projects in Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Iran, Tanzania, and most recently Ukraine in 2022 and again in 2023. 

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13 Sep 2023

At least 49 people have been killed in two deadly attacks on a residential area and a market in Khartoum, Sudan. 

A general view of damage in the historic city of Marrakech, following a powerful earthquake in Morocco, September 9, 2023. REUTERS/Abdelhak Balhaki

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Morocco late Friday local time in the High Atlas mountains, reportedly causing thousands of deaths and injuries. Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are now on the ground assessing the medical humanitarian needs.

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07 Sep 2023

As recurrent malnutrition crises continue to affect Hadjer Lamis region in Chad, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has evolved its emergency malnutrition response, launched in September 2021, into a long-term project to address people’s pressing needs.  

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08 Sep 2023

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with Ukraine's Ministry of Health to treat people wounded in a deadly attack on 6 September on a marketplace in Kostiantynivka, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, as the war continues to increase medical needs in the area.

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Access to clean water is a major challenge for the hundreds of thousands of displaced people who have been surviving for months in makeshift camps located on the outskirts of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Even with MSF's efforts in water treatment and distribution, the population in the camps continues to live with around five liters of water a day. Increased efforts are needed to improve the life of displaced people.

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10 Jul 2023

Jeanne Vidal has worked as a water and sanitation logistician and a logistics team leader on seven assignments with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). She has worked on projects in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria and most recently Sierra Leone. She spoke to us about her work overseas and what the role of a water and sanitation logistician (or 'watsan’) involves. 

James Neeson
11 Jul 2023

James Neeson grew up on a crop farm in rural Western Victoria and went on to study international business, where he majored in supply chain management at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He worked in a few rural areas as a supply chain focal point delivering farming equipment in Western Australia, as well as in Tonga as a procurement officer supporting supply chain systems for the Ministry of Health.  

Sally Thomas, construction logistics manager in South Sudan

Sally Thomas has done 10 assignments with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). She has a degree in architecture and a diploma in project management. She started her career with MSF by working as a construction logistics manager on a project in Nairobi in 2009, and then went on to work in Nigeria, South Sudan, Haiti, Ethiopia, Iraq, Yemen. She then took the position of deputy head of mission in Syria and her most recent assignment was in Libya. She spoke to us about her work overseas and what the role of a logistician involves.