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

 
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
 
Visit Dolo Ado
Ethiopia

Refugees in border town of Dolo Ado escape drought and insecurity of Somalia

Project Update 25 Nov 2016
 
MSF Clinic In  Jérémie, Haiti
Haiti

Deteriorating health status in hurricane-affected provinces

Project Update 27 Oct 2016
 
MSF Clinic In  Jérémie, Haiti
Haiti

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

Voices from the Field 21 Oct 2016
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