Six Months in Sudan
In 2007, James Maskalyk, newly recruited by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), set out for the contested border town of Abyei, Sudan. An emergency physician drawn to the ravaged parts of the world, Maskalyk spent six months treating malnourished children, coping with a measles epidemic, watching for war, and struggling to meet overwhelming needs with few resources. What he saw, he blogged… so successfully that soon, a book deal came looking for him.
That’s how the international bestseller Six Months in Sudan began. It is the story of the doctors, nurses, and countless volunteers who leave their homes behind to ease the suffering of others, and it is the story of the people of Abyei, who endure its hardship because it is the only home they have. In today’s extended program, James shares with us some of his experiences, wisdom and hopes for the future – inspiring listening indeed.[audio:ld/ld_367.mp3]
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