June 19, 2014

Friday is World Refugee Day, an opportunity to recognize the struggles of many people around the world whose lives have been affected by events beyond their control.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) works with refugees in a variety of contexts. Myriam Ouimet is a doctor from Montreal on mission with MSF in Iraq, where she works with Syrian refugees. As she explains in the video above, although her work is difficult, she knows she is making an important contribution.

Every day, despite the limited resources at her disposal, she does what she can to help people in need. "If my family were in that situation, I would want somebody to be present here with me," she says. 

 

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