Helping Sri Lanka's Suicide Survivors

    In Sri Lanka, the rate of women who commit suicide by setting themselves on fire is higher than anywhere in the world, says Francisco Javier Sancho, head of communication and information services for Doctors Without Borders in Spain. The group is now working with surviving burn victims, helping to reconstruct their faces and bodies.

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    • Sam Mednick

      Sam is a Devex Contributor based in South Sudan. Over the past 12 years she’s reported on conflict, post-conflict, and development stories from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe. Her work has appeared in Devex, the Associated Press, VICE, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and The New Humanitarian, among others. Sam also produces and hosts the Happiness at Work Podcast, interviewing authors, speakers and thought leaders about what it takes to live productive and fulfilling lives.