Kashmir-based medical doctor Samreen Hussain recently returned from Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, where she worked as part of a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team providing medical care to Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. In this piece, she describes the challenges posed by the re-emergence of diphtheria.
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MSF’s Natasha Lewer joins nurse Chrissie McVeigh inside Kutupalong refugee camp - home to 300,000 people.
Responding to a mass casualty event late last year near Tal Maraq, Iraq, Dr Georgie Woolveridge, from Australia, was confronted with a severely injured toddler.
"I was a teenage mother with the same story. I had a daughter soon after I married. I was 17 and did not know how to take care of my new baby."
"We found out that the food rations allocated to each family had been significantly reduced a few month ago, and the distribution of rations was changed to monthly instead of fortnightly deliveries. You can easily imagine how families could simply just run out of food well before the end of the month."