Heart Of Darfur

New Zealand nurse Lisa French-Blaker describes her experiences as an aid worker for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Darfur.

She encounters the best and the worst of humanity, finding herself in situations where she was forced to make decisions that continue to haunt her today.

Read by Federay Holmes.

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012008020420120507 (BBC7)

New Zealand nurse Lisa French-Blaker describes her experiences as an aid worker for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Darfur.

She encounters the best and the worst of humanity, finding herself in situations where she was forced to make decisions that continue to haunt her today.

Read by Federay Holmes.After arriving in Khartoum on a hot September night, Lisa is full of hope that she might make a difference in this troubled country.

But her first experience at one of the refugee camps in the southern part of Darfur brings her swiftly back to reality.

(01/05)

New Zealander Lisa French-Blaker recounts her tough time as an aid worker in the civil war in Darfur. Read by Federay Holmes.

Lisa French-Blaker recounts her tough time as an aid worker in the civil war in Darfur.

012008020420120507 (BBC7)

New Zealand nurse Lisa French-Blaker describes her experiences as an aid worker for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Darfur.

She encounters the best and the worst of humanity, finding herself in situations where she was forced to make decisions that continue to haunt her today.

Read by Federay Holmes.After arriving in Khartoum on a hot September night, Lisa is full of hope that she might make a difference in this troubled country.

But her first experience at one of the refugee camps in the southern part of Darfur brings her swiftly back to reality.

(01/05)

New Zealander Lisa French-Blaker recounts her tough time as an aid worker in the civil war in Darfur. Read by Federay Holmes.

Lisa French-Blaker recounts her tough time as an aid worker in the civil war in Darfur.

022008020520120508 (BBC7)

After coming across a group of desperate refugees in a dried-up river bed, Lisa tries frantically to treat as many as she can.

But with a strict curfew in force, Lisa and her team are forced to make some harrowing decisions.

(02/05)

Lisa tries frantically to treat some desperate refugees. But in Darfur there's a strict curfew in force. Read by Federay Holmes.

Lisa tries to treat some desperate refugees - but there's a strict curfew in force.

022008020520120508 (BBC7)

After coming across a group of desperate refugees in a dried-up river bed, Lisa tries frantically to treat as many as she can.

But with a strict curfew in force, Lisa and her team are forced to make some harrowing decisions.

(02/05)

Lisa tries frantically to treat some desperate refugees. But in Darfur there's a strict curfew in force. Read by Federay Holmes.

Lisa tries to treat some desperate refugees - but there's a strict curfew in force.

032008020620120509 (BBC7)

In a terrifying confrontation with armed government troops, Lisa and her team are forced to negotiate for more time to treat those dying around them.

But when Lisa refuses to stop treating her patients, she unwittingly puts her team's lives on the line.

(03/05)

A terrifying confrontation with armed government troops prevents Lisa treating those dying around her. Read by Federay Holmes.

A confrontation with armed government troops prevents Lisa treating those dying around her

032008020620120509 (BBC7)

In a terrifying confrontation with armed government troops, Lisa and her team are forced to negotiate for more time to treat those dying around them.

But when Lisa refuses to stop treating her patients, she unwittingly puts her team's lives on the line.

(03/05)

A terrifying confrontation with armed government troops prevents Lisa treating those dying around her. Read by Federay Holmes.

A confrontation with armed government troops prevents Lisa treating those dying around her

042008020720120510 (BBC7)

In the town of El Wadi, Lisa and her team face the wrath of the unpredictable local government commander after treating two children for gunshot wounds.

(04/05)

Overwhelmed by the numbers needing treatment in Darfur, Lisa begins to feel unable to cope. Read by Federay Holmes.

Overwhelmed by the numbers needing treatment in Darfur, Lisa begins to feel unable to cope

042008020720120510 (BBC7)

In the town of El Wadi, Lisa and her team face the wrath of the unpredictable local government commander after treating two children for gunshot wounds.

(04/05)

Overwhelmed by the numbers needing treatment in Darfur, Lisa begins to feel unable to cope. Read by Federay Holmes.

Overwhelmed by the numbers needing treatment in Darfur, Lisa begins to feel unable to cope

05 LAST2008020820120511 (BBC7)

As the rainy season finally comes, there is yet another militia attack on a nearby town.

As the hospital fills with the wounded, Lisa listens to the stories of the survivors.

(05/05)

With yet another militia attack on a nearby town, Lisa French-Blaker listens to stories from survivors. Read by Federay Holmes.

With another attack on a nearby town, Lisa French-Blaker listens to stories from survivors

05 LAST2008020820120511 (BBC7)

As the rainy season finally comes, there is yet another militia attack on a nearby town.

As the hospital fills with the wounded, Lisa listens to the stories of the survivors.

(05/05)

With yet another militia attack on a nearby town, Lisa French-Blaker listens to stories from survivors. Read by Federay Holmes.

With another attack on a nearby town, Lisa French-Blaker listens to stories from survivors