After 20 years outside the country, Dr. Sohur Mire came back to Somaliland to work with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Somaliland is a nominally autonomous region of northern Somalia. At 68,000 square miles it's about the size of England and Wales, or the state of Oklahoma in the US, with a population of around 3.5 million. Decades of war and food shortages have left the area poor and insecure, although it has escaped the worst of recent violence in Somalia to the south. MSF's history here goes back to the 1980s; today, teams run two hospitals in the towns of Burco and Ceerigabo
For more information, visit msf.org to find the MSF web site in your home country. MSF, or Doctors Without Borders, is an independent medical humanitarian aid organization that delivers emergency assistance to people affected by wars, epidemics, and natural or man-made disasters in more than 60 countries around the world.