Philippines: responding to Typhoon Tembin

Natural disasters

An earthquake, tsunami, flood or cyclone can have a devastating impact on entire communities.

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.

Needs must be quickly identified, but accessing a disaster zone can be complex when roads are cut off. The first responders are people already on-site: community members, local authorities and aid organisations already present.

We keep pre-packaged kits to deploy for rapid relief and life-saving assistance. With projects in over 70 countries, we often have aid workers nearby when a disaster strikes. They can be reinforced with additional teams if a larger response is needed.

 
Voices from Oaxaca
Photo Story

Voices after the earthquake

8 Dec 2017
Photo Story
MSF Clinic In  Jérémie, Haiti
Luckily, the health centre, which served as refuge for the residents, survived the hurricane. Dr Danielle Perriault
Haiti

Our priority is to treat open wounds, fractures and paediatric emergencies

 
After the floods in Iran, providing health care to the vulnerable populations in Lorestan
Iran

Providing health care to vulnerable people in Lorestan after floods in Iran

Project Update 6 Jun 2019
 
Distribution of NFI in remote areas
Mozambique

Update on MSF emergency response to Cyclones Idai and Kenneth

Crisis Update 13 May 2019
 
الدمار الذي ألحقه إعصار كينيث
Mozambique

MSF responds as second cyclone hits Mozambique

Project Update 1 May 2019
 
Flood flashes in Iran
Iran

Flash floods in Iran wash away homes, roads and livelihoods

Voices from the Field 29 Apr 2019
 
Emergency mobile clinic outside Beira, Mozambique
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

MSF emergency response to Cyclone Idai and flooding

Crisis Update 26 Apr 2019
 
Emergency response in Nhamatanda district
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

From emergency to recovery: Mozambique one month after Cyclone Idai

Project Update 12 Apr 2019
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