Sri Lanka’s war-wounded leave MSF staff heavy with surgeries every day

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“We treat as many people as we can directly on site because the hospital is more than full,” explained Alexa ter Horst, a Dutch doctor working at Omanthai. In five days, from May 16 to 20, 77,000 people emerged from the former conflict zone in northern Sri Lanka arriving in the Vavuniya district. Many of them needed urgent medical care. MSF teams have been providing medical services day and night at different locations in the district, from the checkpoint close to the former front line to the hospital in the city of Vavuniya.

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