Tree Planters Save Lives
His first posting was in Burundi in the rebel-contested town of Kinyinya. It was 2003 and Ivan Grayton had just started his new job as a logistician with Medecins Sans Frontieres, responsible for the vehicles, communications and the construction and upkeep of the village hospital. Stressful? Yes. Dangerous? Undoubtedly. But no big deal, says Grayton, because as a former tree planter he knew how to cope with adverse conditions and not freak out about it.