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.

 
Response to flooding in Southern Africa - Malawi
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

Malawi: “This time, the flooding has destroyed houses, not lives”

Voices from the Field 29 Mar 2019
Zimbabwe
The confluence of the three rivers, Nyahode, Rusitu and Chipita, was a source of terror to the residents of Copper. Dr Elizabeth Irungu
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Grit and determination: One day in the race to reach people after Cyclone Idai

 
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
 
MSF response to cyclone Idai in Chimanimani - Zimbabwe
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

Chimanimani: A community in distress after Cyclone Idai

Project Update 10 Apr 2019
 
MSF response to cyclone Idai in Chimanimani - Zimbabwe
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

The first six days after Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe

Voices from the Field 29 Mar 2019
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