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Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières USA

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An independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics and natural disasters in more than 70 countries.

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Jamal (center) and Jalal (left) in Bardarash camp in Iraq
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Hassan Kamal Al-Deen/MSF

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS/ MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES USA: Iraq: Mental health support for Kurdish refugees

When Bardarash camp in Iraq opened on October 16 to host an influx of Kurdish refugees fleeing northeastern Syria, Jalal and Jamal joined the first Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical team sent to the site. The two men had been recruited by MSF in Iraq and were able to respond to the emergency within 48 hours. Their personal experience also helped prepare them for the work: both of them had arrived in the region five years earlier after fleeing violence against the Yazidi community in Sinjar district, in northern Iraq.

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Solen Mourlon/MSF

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Hassan Kamal Al-Deen/MSF


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