I was not really thinking to be a medical person, but after all of the death I saw and after my treatment, I felt that this is the most important thing that I can now do.
The non-medical personnel deserve as much credit as anyone for the medical care provided here. Many people don’t realize how many non-medical people it takes to do what MSF does.
We fled our village Sunday, a week ago. On that day the attackers arrived in our village. If a house had a roof of metal, they threw gasoline in the house to make it burn. If the roof was made of leaves or grass, they threw fire on the house and burned the people inside.
I hid with my children in the bush while they were burning our house. My sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and mother-in-law were burned alive in their house.
A woman (30) with four children who fled an attack on her village in eastern Congo.
Since April 2012, MSF has treated more than 200 people wounded during clashes between armed groups. Yet the number of patients admitted with bullet wounds or machete cuts only hints at the impact this conflict is having on the health and well-being of people in this troubled region.