2018: A Year In Pictures

21 January 2019

Haussian, a 13-year-old boy from Falluja, has lived with his family in a tent in Amriyat al-Falluja camp for the past three years. Photo: Mohammad Ghannam/MSF

Leonard Gangbe, 33, farmer, is treated at the Paoua hospital in northwestern Central African Republic. He says he was shot in the head while armed men were trying to steal his oxen. Photo: Alexis Huguet

In a nightmarish day on the Mediterranean yesterday, 99 survivors from a sinking rubber boat were rescued by the Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE, but an unknown number of men, women, and children are missing, presumed drowned. Photo: Laurin Schmid/SOS MEDITERRANEE

Young women gathered in a disused health facility in ruins, waiting to see the MSF medical officer, during a mobile clinic in the village of Kier. Photo: Frederic NOY/COSMOS

Through the small window carved in a tarpaulin, facade of the Old Fangak hospital pharmacy, a pharmacist gives his prescription to a young patient. Photo: Frederic NOY/COSMOS

A woman displaced by violence sews a sunshade using donated clothes in Apaxtla de Castrejón city, Guerrero state. Photo: Juan Carlos Tomasi/MSF

Gaza, on May 14th, 2018, Demonstration against the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem in Gaza, in the zone of Malaka. 52 Palestinians were killed and approximately 2410 wounded persons are to regret. The wounded persons are evacuated. Photo: Laurence Geai

In Niger, in Zinder region, MSF has been working with the Ministry of Health since 2005 in order to improve paediatric care for children under five preventing, detecting and treating childhood diseases. In the stabilization room, the team is administering an intravenous catheter. Photo: Laurence Hoenig/MSF

In what was a long & complicated search & rescue, and after negotiations with the Libyan coastguard, the Aquarius this morning has safely brought onboard 47 people - including 17 minors & one pregnant woman - from a wooden boat in distress in international waters. Photo: Maud Veith/SOSMéditerranée

Health workers embrace whilst putting on their personal protective equipment(PPE) before heading into the red zone at a newly build MSF supported Ebola treatment centre (ETC) on November 07, 2018 in Bunia. Photo: John Wessels

In October 2018, MSF teams in collaboration with MoH and Hellenic Center for Disease Control & Prevention (KEELPNO) vaccinated 200 children living in VIAL camp on Chios island against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) as well as Polio for those who weren't already vaccinated. Photo: MSF/Anna Pantelia

Rohingya refugees queue for a meal provided by a Turkish aid agency at a food distribution site in Shofiullah Kata Camp in the Moynargona area of Cox’s Bazar. Photo: Kate Geraghty/Fairfax Media

Whether we are responding to disease outbreaks, disasters, healthcare exclusion or conflict, the welfare of our patients is at the centre of everything we do. Our talented and dedicated photographers have been there every step of the way to bear witness to the stories of the past year, capturing the work of our teams and the ongoing battle to save those in peril in our world.

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