Doctors Without Borders Working in Penang

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A little Rohingya girl at the entrance of the family home, wearing a T-shirt with the French words C'est la vie. THE SECESSION OF Biafra – a southeastern coastal territory populated by the Igbo people – from the newly independent country of Nigeria in 1967 sparked a three-year civil war. As the Nigerian army blockaded the southeastern region, a number of French doctors volunteering with the French Red Cross decided to enter the territory to offer aid to the Biafra people who were being pushed into famine. From Day One, these doctors were subjected to attacks, as they witnessed the mass starvation ...


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