My name is Achmad Yusuf Toba, oftentimes just referred to as Yutub. I am an Indonesian medical doctor and a first-time field worker of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).  I really didn’t know what to expect when I started.
It was the 7th of October, 9 days after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake followed by a 6-meter high tsunami struck and paralyzed Central Sulawesi.  “The death toll (in Central Sulawesi) has risen to 1,900 and climbing,” the TV blared at the Makassar airport just befor
Hilde De Clerk is one of MSF’s most experienced Ebola doctors and has been managing outbreaks of Ebola and similar viruses for more than 10 years.
Dr. Peter Ng is an emergency doctor from Hong Kong. He started his first MSF mission in June 2017 in Hammam al-Alil, a town south of Mosul, Iraq where he provided surgical care and attended the medical needs of those displaced by the conflict.
Since August 2017, near 600,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have crossed the border to escape violence there. Ian Cross is a doctor working with Doctor Without Borders / MSF in a health clinic treating refugees.
The first surprise was the sheer size of the attack on Marawi City by pro- Islamic State fighters.  The crisis since – with 360,000 people displaced, and heavy combat into its fifth month – is equally unprecedented, leaving the Mindanao region of the Philippines
Dr. Tor Deng is a general practitioner working for MSF in Abyei, a region with special administrative status between Sudan and South Sudan. After graduating from medical school in Khartoum, he decided to come back to Abyei, his home region.
I used to work in the Accident and Emergency Department in Hong Kong. Sometimes I would hear my friends describe it as a "war zone".

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