Monday, May 30, 2016

Five Days And Five Nights With Doctors Without Borders


Morning at the MSF hospital compound in Bentiu, South Sudan. The two doctors, Jiske Steemsna (left) and Navpreet Sahsi, sit in front of the tents that serve as living quarters for the international workers during their three-to-six-month stints. David Gilkey/NPR

NPR spent five days and five nights inside the only hospital in a war-torn corner of South Sudan. For the aid workers, life comes down to lentils, rare TV breaks — and sticking by your patients, no matter the odds.  A glimpse inside the camp.

This story is part of NPR's podcast Embedded, which digs deep into the stories behind the news. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Click here for information on Doctors Without Borders and its work in South Sudan.


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