Reena Sattar

The humanitarian worker, Doctors Without Borders.

Reena Sattar is from Canada but has been living in the Czech Republic for over fifteen years. She studied African studies but she was also interested in Central and Eastern Europe. So, in 1994, she came to the Czech Republic. She taught English in Vimperk, then moved to Prague. She then worked as a teacher in Vietnam, Singapore, Russia and Turkey. Human rights and humanitarian aid have always been close to her heart. She worked for the United Nations in Tanzania. In 2011 she turned to the Czech office of Doctors Without Borders because she wanted to go on a foreign mission. First, in 2012, she went to South Sudan as an administrator. Since then she has been on seven other missions – Iraq (twice), Syria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Ukraine (twice). Currently she is working at the office of Doctors Without Borders in Prague as the head of the HR department and is in charge of recruiting new co-workers for foreign missions.