Wendy Bruere

Working with WHO in Gaza

Wendy Bruere is currently working with WHO in Gaza. She has previously worked in Iraq and Jordan with UNICEF, as well as with NGOs and media in Senegal, Bangladesh, Indonesia, East Timor, Singapore, and her native Australia.
Rebuilding Gaza's Health

Rebuilding Gaza's Health System

The twisted wreckage of an ambulance is displayed at Al Shifa Hospital - the largest hospital in Gaza - by way of memorial to three paramedics who died in the recent conflict. At Al Aqsa Hospital there are gaping holes in the outside walls where paramedics tell me the building was hit. Several ambulances still operating have bullet holes in the windscreens.
04/11/2014 23:17 GMT
Accessing Cancer Treatment in Post-Conflict

Accessing Cancer Treatment in Post-Conflict Gaza

Nisreen and her 13-year-old twin sons evacuated their house in Abasan, Gaza, during the recent 50-day conflict with Israel - and returned to rubble. "We found our house had been bombed and bulldozed. We couldn't even see where it used to be. My sons were so shocked, so sad," says Nisreen. "We lost everything."
31/10/2014 16:27 GMT
NBA Player Pau Gasol Reaches Syrian Children in Domiz Refugee

NBA Player Pau Gasol Reaches Syrian Children in Domiz Refugee Camp

As well as playing basketball with the children, Gasol chatted with Tolin and her sister. Tolin told him how she fled Syria with her family seven months ago to escape the violence and bombing. She also told him she still wants to be a doctor when she grows up, even though she hasn't been to school since she left Syria...
04/08/2013 22:52 BST
Imagine Having to Tell Your Kids Christmas Is Cancelled: Ramadan in a Refugee

Imagine Having to Tell Your Kids Christmas Is Cancelled: Ramadan in a Refugee Camp

For two years in Syria the conflict, which fractured Heshan's family, put a stop to celebrations, and this year in Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq there isn't the money or the spirit to mark the occasion. "It's not a special day anymore. It just happens and no-one notices," his mother, Naslya, tells me. "There is no life in this tent."
23/07/2013 10:54 BST
Out of the Refugee Camp, But Out of School

Out of the Refugee Camp, But Out of School Too

Hadija, 12, and her younger siblings are fast becoming part of Syria's lost generation. Hadija has been out of school for over a year and has forgotten how to read. When I asked her if she could read, she said yes. But when she looked at the words on the back of a bottle, she realized she could no longer make out the letters.
25/06/2013 16:41 BST
Carrying a Baby Across the Border From Syria to

Carrying a Baby Across the Border From Syria to Iraq

Nawroz shivered as I spoke with her, her dark hair dripping and her thin red top soaked through. Her husband queued at the registration desk in a sodden tee-shirt. But her baby daughter, Ava, was warm and dry. She gurgled, grabbing my fingers tightly, as I played with her.
04/06/2013 17:46 BST