The Inside Story

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April 3, 2013
posted by:
Peter Casaer
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"If an expatriate coming to Africa doesn’t understand Steve Biko, Malcolm X and black consciousness, or doesn’t know what it means to have resisted colonialism or to fight neocolonialism, then he’ll...
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posted on:
April 3, 2013
posted by:
Peter Casaer
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"The factories that produced the medicines, medical supplies and equipment had been destroyed by the conflict. We visited some suburbs and saw that the opposition had attacked hospitals. People were...
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posted on:
April 3, 2013
posted by:
Peter Casaer
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"In Misrata I found a besieged city with the people stuck inside. Nobody could leave, not even by boat. The frontline had just moved back a little and was between two and four kilometres away. It was...
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posted on:
April 3, 2013
posted by:
Peter Casaer
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"Once again, we surpassed ourselves, leaving the strict cholera guidelines rules behind, thinking out of the box. We revisited the classic layout of cholera treatment centres and units so as to...
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posted on:
April 2, 2013
posted by:
Peter Casaer
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"They had blocked the street, but when they saw MSF’s car coming they gave the order for the barriers to be moved. They had been stopping everyone, but they let MSF’s vehicle through....
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posted on:
April 2, 2013
posted by:
Peter Casaer
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"Over the coming years, the perception of MSF’s hospital being part of the military structure finally disappeared and now we can’t find enough beds to accommodate all the patients. ...
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posted on:
April 2, 2013
posted by:
Peter Casaer
posted under:
"To obtain access to the region and to guarantee as best as possible the security of our teams, patients and infrastructures, we negotiated with every single actor on the ground. These were...
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posted on:
April 2, 2013
posted by:
Peter Casaer
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 "In some countries they cannot make the choice themselves and need their husbands’ permission to take contraceptive methods. That is however never a condition for MSF. When a ...
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posted on:
April 2, 2013
posted by:
Peter Casaer
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 "This wasn’t the first nutritional crisis in Ethiopia and not the last one either. MSF should have put more energy in raising awareness about what we saw. We should have...
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posted on:
April 2, 2013
posted by:
Peter Casaer
posted under:
"Large numbers of youths were standing together, with stones, sharp metallic bars, or knives in their hands, concentrated on strategic places of the slum. It was quite intense. They saw us...
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