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“Once we operated for 40 hours straight with only one 2-hour break. Then we slept for 3 hours, and operated for another 12 to 14 hours after that. We started Dec. 23 and finished Dec. 26. We didn’t realize it was Christmas until the day after.” —Dr. John de Csepel, MSF trauma surgeon in Syria. 

If you’d like to send some words of encouragement to our medical and logistics staff working far from home over the holidays, we will include your note in our holiday packages. Visit our message board by Monday: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/messages/  

“Once we operated for 40 hours straight with only one 2-hour break. Then we slept for 3 hours, and operated for another 12 to 14 hours after that. We started Dec. 23 and finished Dec. 26. We didn’t realize it was Christmas until the day after.” —Dr. John de Csepel, MSF trauma surgeon in Syria.

If you’d like to send some words of encouragement to our medical and logistics staff working far from home over the holidays, we will include your note in our holiday packages. Visit our message board by Monday: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/messages/  

After that it was on to our nutrition clinic to see the children remaining as inpatients for the Christmas period. Some of the children and their mothers had got new clothes and most people were happy wishing each other a merry Christmas. Thankfully all of the patients were fairly stable so there was not too much clinical work.
Irish doctor Cormac writes about life in the field in South Sudan over the festive season. Please leave your questions and comments for Cormac below his blog post