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Crisis Settings

War in Gaza:: find out how we're responding
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Learn about the different contexts and situations in which MSF teams respond to provide care, including war and natural disaster settings, and how and why we adapt our activities to each.

Treating multi drug resistant TB and HIV/AIDS in Manipur, India
Crisis Settings

Access to medicines

Unaffordable, unavailable, not adapted - people around the world face these challenges in accessing lifesaving medicines.
Mobile clinic in Ranobe
Crisis Settings

Climate emergency

The health impacts of a changing climate are already a burden for many people in the world, including those MSF teams assist.
Covid-19 in Amazon region
Crisis Settings

Epidemics and pandemics

Millions of people still die each year from infectious diseases that are preventable or can be treated.
Philippines: responding to Typhoon Tembin
Crisis Settings

Natural disasters

Within a matter of minutes, natural disasters can affect the lives of tens of thousands of people. Hundreds or even thousands of people can be injured, homes and livelihoods destroyed. Access to clean water, healthcare services and transport can also be disrupted. The impact of each disaster varies greatly and our response must adapt to each situation.
Refugees in Bosnia
Crisis Settings

Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

There are many reasons for flight, including war, persecution, conflict, natural disaster, destitution and repression. With health and well-being jeopardised, the lives of the most vulnerable can be at risk.
Malawi Prisons - Chichiri and Maula
Crisis Settings

Social violence and exclusion

Many people are unable to access healthcare simply because of who they are. They may be afraid to seek help, or are excluded because they are forced to live outside of mainstream societal bounds.
Gaza protest
Crisis Settings

War and conflict

More than one third of our humanitarian and medical assistance is for people affected by armed conflict.
Cholera intervention in South Kivu
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Independent medical humanitarian assistance

We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - most of them hired locally. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of independence and impartiality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.

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