Natalie Thurtle is a medical doctor and has been on a field assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières in Al Ruwayshed, Jordan. Stuck on the Jordanian side of the border she couldn’t access the patients stranded in Syria in an area called the Berm. She tells the fictional story of Ibrahim, a Syrian child wandering in this place she can’t access.

The Quagmire

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Thurtle, N. The Quagmire, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.13504

Our community is made up of health care folks that do hard things, go the extra mile, work on themselves and their knowledge so that patients get better outcomes. We’re not good all the time. We make mistakes, forget stuff, get grumpy or emotional, slide into tribal behaviour. But we’re working on it. So when…

Narrowing the Frame

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Thurtle, N. Narrowing the Frame, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.12646

Our community is made up of health care folks that do hard things, go the extra mile, work on themselves and their knowledge so that patients get better outcomes. We’re not good all the time. We make mistakes, forget stuff, get grumpy or emotional, slide into tribal behaviour. But we’re working on it. So when…

Jordan: The Invisible Boy

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Thurtle, N. Jordan: The Invisible Boy, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10544

“Did Omran and Aylan become the faces of Syria? Did anything change after Aylan Kurdi’s body was found on the beach? Will anything change after Omran was seen in an ambulance after the bombing on Aleppo in August 2016, or after the death of his brother?”