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
blogs.msf.org

Grit and determination: One day in the race to reach people after Cyclone Idai

 
Voices from Oaxaca
Mexico

MSF assists people following Mexico City earthquake

Press Release 21 Sep 2017
 
Landslides in Freetown
Sierra Leone

MSF supports communities hit hard by mudslide and flooding

Project Update 24 Aug 2017
 
Landslides in Mocoa, Colombia
Colombia

MSF provides medical and psychosocial assistance to people affected by the landslide in Mocoa

Project Update 10 Apr 2017
 
MSF Response to Nepal Earthquake Extreme Medicine Exhibition Print
Natural disasters

MSF Evaluation Unit: reports on MSF disaster response

MSF Evaluation Unit. 22 Feb 2017
 
Aid Drops In Remote Areas Of Haiti
Haiti

Massive distribution of building materials, three months after Matthew

Project Update 23 Jan 2017
 
HAITI Hurricane Matthew Response, Port-à-Piment mobile clinics
Haiti

Health status two months after Hurricane Matthew, in the hardest-hit provinces

Crisis Update 6 Dec 2016
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