Merlin is the UK’s leading international health charity, sending medical experts to the frontline of global emergencies.
Hugh said: "I’m proud to have been a Patron of Merlin since 2004. Its aim is simple and essential: to provide health care to people suffering at the hands of conflict or natural disaster. Having visited Merlin's programme in Congo and seen at first hand the amazing work it does, I am keen to increase public awareness of this unique and vital charity."
All Liberian photos taken by Ben Gurr of The Times. Click on a photo to enlarge.