Beatrice Lau, Head of Mission for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Malaysia On 25 August, it will be one year since the biggest ever displacement of Rohingya refugees from Rakhine state, Myanmar.
Photo source: Beatrice LAU
Greetings from Tajikistan!  It’s been more than 3 months since I arrived here in the field, and I have been all along waiting for an opportunity to write to you.
The local staffs are so curious about the fact that I am from Hong Kong, China. First, they are so surprised that I speak French. With all the international relief workers of MSF here, very seldom do they see Chinese people.
At first, I didn't understand why the three cars which are moving the Cholera Emergency Team and the on-going primary health project team have to always stay together so closely on the road - sometimes even to the point that we almost have to cut the flow of the traffic or to slow down the whole li

Cold in Haiti

Beatrice LAU
The weather in Cite Soleil is getting cold... I don't know exactly the temperature, but it surely does feel like below 20C... maybe it's due to the rain.
Thursday and Friday were very difficult for our team as many of our local staff working in the Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) couldn't come to work due to the violence on the streets.
Finally, the coordination team decided to move me to the project today.

Be patience

Beatrice LAU
The noises of protests, gunshots, sirens of police patrol cars and ambulances surrounded my little tent during the whole night...
The announcement of the presidential election result is today - apparently there are protests in several places in Port-au-Prince and therefore MSF has tightened up the security measures and reduced movements to only the absolutely essential ones.  I am therefore, stuck here in the coordination off