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[Perspectives] The ship of hope

As the African Mercy docks at the port, a long queue is already forming. The people who will wait in line all day are ill, some severely so. For the African Mercy is a surgery ship, run by the charity Mercy Ships, providing free operations for some of the world’s poorest people. The Surgery Ship (video) follows a team of Australian volunteers on board during the ship’s 2012–13 visit to Guinea.