Helmer Charris has worked for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for 11 years in various roles, including as a doctor, deputy project coordinator and medical advisor. His assignments include working in many emergency responses in countries including Sierra Leone, Ethiopia [the conflict in Tigray], Mexico, Yemen, South Sudan and, most recently, Panama. Helmer worked in Panama […]
Mimi and Paty were married in their home region of Maniema, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Now 42, Paty is an electromechanical engineer and video cameraman, while Mimi, 35, is a professor of Islamic theology who did her studies in Iran. After living through years of ethnic violence in Maniema, they finally made […]
MSF has now provided 30,000 medical consultations to the people in transit between Colombia and Panama.
Since May 2021, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated more than 14,000 people who were injured while crossing the Darién Gap. More than 11,000 migrants arrived in Panama from Colombia in June, 2021. This is the highest figure so far this year and a very unusual number in one month during the rainy […]
MSF calls for the creation of safe routes between Colombia and Panama for people in transit.