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“Being a leader calls for so much”

In the overcrowded Mathare slum area of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, Médecins Sans Frontières runs a 24-hour sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) care clinic called Lavender House, where Barbara Salano Kerre is the...
Fikile Ngwenya applied for three different jobs with MSF to be successfully recruited as a field dri

Women in the lead: “Go there, do it!”

When Fikile Ngwenya was hired as a field driver for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Shiselweni, Eswatini, she was thrilled. She faced questions and criticism as a woman in this non-traditional occupation, but she enjoys...
Yannick along the Canal de l'Ourq, in the North-Eastern part of Paris. © Augustin Le Gall

Unaccompanied minors: From the streets of Cameroon to a tent in Paris

A street child in Cameroon, Yannick was kidnapped by people traffickers in 2019 and sold as a slave in Libya. He escaped and made it to Europe, where he found refuge in France and receives support from MSF. Now recognised as an...

Facing the horrific

Gilles Clairoux, deputy field coordinator of the Eureca emergency team in the Central African Republic, recounts a tragic event that changed the lives of two children forever.