Bomb blasts, digging trenches all in a day's work for engineer volunteer with Doctors Without Borders

Miss Lim Suet Fong with a patient she was working with in Afghanistan while serving with Doctors Without Borders.
Miss Lim Suet Fong with a patient she was working with in Afghanistan while serving with Doctors Without Borders.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM SUET FONG
Miss Lim Suet Fong with her logistics team while she was a field worker with Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan. She is one of the non-medical fieldworkers in the organisation.
Miss Lim Suet Fong with her logistics team while she was a field worker with Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan. She is one of the non-medical fieldworkers in the organisation.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM SUET FONG
Miss Lim Suet Fong with a group of village children in Pibor in South Sudan.
Miss Lim Suet Fong with a group of village children in Pibor in South Sudan.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM SUET FONG

SINGAPORE - As a civil engineer, Miss Lim Suet Fong is used to planning and directing others to construct buildings.

But she has found herself having to get her hands dirty building hospitals, power generators and septic tanks.

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