Water and sanitation

Safe water and good sanitation are essential to medical activities. MSF teams make sure there is a clean water supply and a waste management system in all the health facilities where it works.

In emergencies, MSF assists in the provision of safe water and adequate sanitation. Drinking water and waste disposal are among the first priorities. Where a safe water source cannot be found close by, water in containers is trucked in. Staff conduct information campaigns to promote the use of facilities and ensure good hygiene practices.

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Statement
“The Syrians stranded at the Berm are living in dire conditions in a desert devoid of any...
Article
MSF urges world leaders not to turn a blind eye on the suffering faced by millions of refugees and...
Interview
In August, an MSF team went to Bama, a town 75 kilometres from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno...
Video
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Testimony
"The people in the Berm may be stuck between life and death and this may be a ghost project, but...
Crisis Update
An extremely critical health situation is unfolding in the Borno State, in northeast Nigeria. At...
Crisis Update
An extremely critical health situation is unfolding in the Borno State, in northeast Nigeria. At...
Press release
The health situation in Borno State in northeast Nigeria is critical. At least 500,000 people who...
Updates
"The people in this region are isolated and have very little access to humanitarian aid. They lack...
Press release
Around 60,000 people, stuck in extremely harsh conditions close to Jordan’s northeastern border...
Crisis Update
Since 1 January 2016, 200,000 people have arrived on European shores by sea. The great part of them...
Crisis Update
In Iraq, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, as people displaced from their homes...
Testimony
"We need to make sure they understand who we are, why we are here, and what we are doing, " says...
Notes from the field
MSF The MSF health post in Yebi before it was completely destroyed on 19 May 2016. It served a...
Updates
“With the flow of refugees continuing at a steady pace, we expect all three camps will have...
Testimony
"We are worried. We don’t know where we will be taken, we are told we will find out when we get off...

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