Security decline in world's largest refugee camp confines Canadian nurse to compound

Nurse barely able to travel 200 metres to hospital. 'What was once a fairly safe thing to now becoming very unpredictable.'

Ally Foster
Published: Wednesday, 06/27/2012 12:00 am EDT

For Canadian nurse Geoffrey Koontz, who is stationed in the largest refugee camp in the world, roughly 200 metres separate his secure compound from a hospital where medical staff in Canada might spend 12-hour shifts and late nights on call.

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