Lynne Jones OBE, FRCPsych., PhD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, relief worker, and writer. She has spent much of the last 25 years establishing and running mental health programs in areas of conflict or natural disaster, including the Balkans, East and West Africa, South East Asia, the Middle East, Haiti and Central America. Most recently, she has worked in the migrant crisis in Europe and Central America, through which she has established a storytelling project for children: migrantchildstorytelling.org. It is this period of work that is recorded in the diaries alongside some of the children’s stories. She is a course director for the annual course on Mental health in Complex Emergencies, run by the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University, in collaboration with UNHCR. Her other published works include: Then They Started Shooting:Children of the Bosnian War and the Adults They Become, (Bellevue Literary Press 2013) and Outside the Asylum: A Memoir of War, Disaster and Humanitarian Psychiatry (Orion 2017).