Rohini Swaminathan grew up in a small forest in South India “the kind, you know with monkeys,” and now she works on the cutting edge of humanitarian satellite delivery. Once witness as a girl to the devastation of the 2004 tsunami, today she is a Geomatician working to bring faster, more efficient, more informed humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) logistics team leader Robert Onus recently returned from seven months in Iraq, working as part of an MSF team providing humanitarian and medical aid to refugees, internally displaced people, and local inhabitants near Dohuk. From securing supplies and managing logistics to rehabilitating health centers, here he describes his experience.


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