Refugees, illustrated: Drawings from Shatila camp

24 Jan 2019
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In late 2018, Ella Baron, a cartoonist on assignment with the Guardian, visited our clinic in Shatila refugee camp, Lebanon. She collected the testimonies of patients - mostly Syrian women - and MSF staff and produced the following illustrations, based on their stories.

With Ella's illustrations, MSF psychologist Miriam Slikhanian shares her experiences of working with refugees in Shatila camp .

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Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) began working in Shatila in September 2013. To address the needs of the vulnerable population, we currently run a primary health care clinic and a women’s health centre to provide free of charge medical services including care for chronic diseases, vaccinations, mental health services and sexual reproductive health. In addition, we are collaborating with local and international organisations to ensure an efficient referral system.

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* “To see one smile on a broken face is enough to know that this work is worthwhile”