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Photo by Raphael Piret/MSF
Families displaced by violence in Bangui, Central African Republic, are living under the wings of an abandoned plane in a camp where around 100,000 people have taken refuge. Fighting continues in Bangui - already more than half a million people have been driven from their homes. MSF is providing medical care and vaccinations at several sites in Bangui. 

Photo by Raphael Piret/MSF

Families displaced by violence in Bangui, Central African Republic, are living under the wings of an abandoned plane in a camp where around 100,000 people have taken refuge. Fighting continues in Bangui - already more than half a million people have been driven from their homes. MSF is providing medical care and vaccinations at several sites in Bangui. 

In N’djamena the customs staff pulled me aside when the x-ray scanning machine noticed the [portable] ultrasound. I explained I worked for MSF and motioned the shape of a pregnant woman’s abdomen and how the ultrasound would check the situation of babies inside mammas. To my delight, and with some bravado and a sweeping of the hand by the customs officials, they shooed me to the exit with all my bags intact, and said, ‘He works for MSF, let him go.’
Raghu finds that working for MSF can have some unexpected benefits, like being rushed through airport security. Please leave your questions and comments for Raghu in the comments box below his blog post.