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Welcome to Everyday Emergency, bringing you true stories from people on the frontline of humanitarian emergencies across the world. Everyday Emergency is the official Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) podcast.

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Find us on iTunes: http://msf.me/25aBFeU
Welcome to Everyday Emergency, bringing you true stories from people on the frontline of humanitarian emergencies across the world. Everyday Emergency is the official Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) podcast.

    Environmental Emergencies: Climate Crises and Humanitarian Response

    Environmental Emergencies: Climate Crises and Humanitarian Response

    In this episode of Everyday Emergency, Nick Owen hears from MSF staff who have been working with some of the populations most vulnerable to changing weather patterns and environmental degredation.

    Our guests detail the steps MSF is taking to better prepare for future climate crises. We'll also be looking at the ways in which these increasingly significant climate shifts can have a knock-on effect in terms of conflict and displacement.

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    • 25 min
    2010 - 2019: Reflections

    2010 - 2019: Reflections

    In this episode of Everyday Emergency, host Nick Owen takes you through some of the most pivotal MSF moments from the past decade, with firsthand accounts from our staff on the ground.

    You'll hear about our response to the sheer devastation of the Haiti earthquake, the Ebola outbreak gripping West Africa and how in recent months we've restarted our search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean as the European migration crisis continues.

    To learn more about the topics discussed in this episode, please visit: msf.org

    To learn more about how our emergency teams respond in real time. please visit: msf.org.uk/72-hours

    Production Credit: @alicewhitehouse / MSF UK
    Photo Credit: @Hannah__Bowman / MSF

    • 35 min
    Colombia: Venezuelan Women's Struggle for Healthcare

    Colombia: Venezuelan Women's Struggle for Healthcare

    In this episode of Everyday Emergency we hear about the lived experience of Venezuelan women bearing the brunt of their country's healthcare crisis and the difficulties they continue to face in Colombia.

    An estimated 4 million Venezuelans have left their country since the collapse of its political and economic systems, and at least 1.4 million have come to neighbouring Colombia. They are coming from a country where, over the last few years, most people had no access to medicines and essential health services were entirely out of reach. Now in Colombia, they often face the same problem. Legally entitled to receive emergency medical care from the Colombian health system, those services are limited to vaccinations, immediate lifesaving treatment, and deliveries — and many migrants report being turned away from receiving these.

    MSF Producer, Mandy White reports from our clinics in the La Guajira region of Colombia.

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    • 18 min
    Yemen: "A Devastating, Unjust Violence"

    Yemen: "A Devastating, Unjust Violence"

    Yemen is in the grip of war. It is also one of the poorest countries in the world.

    British anaesthetist Dr Elma Wong has recently returned from her fourth assignment working in the country with MSF.

    In this episode of Everyday Emergency, we talk to Elma about her time in Mocha, a town on the west coast of Yemen. It sits around halfway between the port cities of Hodeidah to the north and Aden to the south, and our emergency medical centre is the only one of its kind in the area.

    To support our teams working in Yemen, visit: https://msf.me/yemenpodcast

    To find out more about the crisis, visit: https://stories.msf.org.uk/yemen-explained/

    • 23 min
    The Refugees Who Fled a Massacre

    The Refugees Who Fled a Massacre

    In this episode of Everyday Emergency, we take a look at one of the biggest refugee crises of modern times. The Rohingya are a group of people who have lived for centuries in Myanmar. Due to their ethnicity, they are denied citizenship and are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Violence and oppression has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee to countries neighbouring Myanmar, either by land or sea, over the course of many decades. But in August 2017, a brutal campaign of violence by the Myanmar government killed more than 6,500 Rohingya, including at least 430 children under five years old. More than 700,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh joining more than 200,000 who have been living in the squalid camps, some for many years.

    In this episode, we hear from three MSF staff who have been working in the Rohingya megacamp in the Cox’s Bazar area of southeast Bangladesh over the past year. Nurse Chrissie McVeigh describes her experience running a campaign to vaccinate more than 350,000 Rohingya children against diphtheria. Water and sanitation specialist Ryan Bellingham describes his work as part of MSF’s emergency team setting up clean water sources in the complex camp. And nurse Sunny La Valle describes her first assignment with MSF running health posts to provide much needed care for the Rohingya. If you would like to help our work providing vital medical care for the Rohingya, please consider giving to our Rohingya appeal: https://msf.me/2rnffXT

    • 36 min
    Patching Blast Injuries in the Ruins of Raqqa

    Patching Blast Injuries in the Ruins of Raqqa

    In this episode of Everyday Emergency, we hear from three MSF medics who have been working in the Syrian city of Raqqa. A former stronghold of the so-called Islamic State, Raqqa is littered with improvised explosive devices and remnants of war that are causing dire consequences for people returning to the city.

    Doctors Javid Abdelmoneim and Pippa Pett, along with nurse Michael Shek, helped to establish a trauma stabilisation unit in the east of Raqqa. The role of the unit is to save lives in the crucial minutes after trauma.

    In this episode, Javid, Pippa and Michael describe their first impressions of the city, what it was like to run a trauma unit from a suburban house, and how children with a little known disease are finally getting the help they need.

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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