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

 
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
 
MSF Hurricane Matthew Response in Haiti
Haiti

Crisis Info 1 - Hurricane Matthew, October 2016

Crisis Update 21 Oct 2016
 
Hurricane Matthew Devastation in Haiti
Haiti

Responding to cholera and other medical needs

Project Update 13 Oct 2016
 
Hurricane Matthew Devastation in Haiti
Haiti

Teams reach hurricane-affected areas and find needs for clean water and medical care

Project Update 10 Oct 2016
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