Lindis Hurum left her job producing the entertainment programme Vil du bli millionær (‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’) to become a field worker with Leger uten grenser (Médecins Sans Frontières, ‘MSF,’ ‘Doctors Without Borders’). She has played an important role in aid work responding to major catastrophes in recent years, including the Earthquake in Tahiti, the disastrous civil war in the Central African Republic, the victims of the Ebola epidemic and boat refugees in the Mediterranean.
This book is about making a deliberate life choice to help others. Lindis Hurum writes intimately about how her meeting with people strengthens her belief that it is not a matter of ‘us’ and ‘them,’ but that it could have been herself who needed help. She thinks it is difficult to understand how we can repeatedly accept that people suffer so much. We talk a lot about beastly, cruel and evil abuses, but when she is out working in the field she meets amazing people who are easy to relate to. People who give birth to children, love and marry, just like us.
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