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 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
 
Ramtha hospital after Jordan/Syria border closure
Jordan

Syrians denied access to lifesaving medical care for third consecutive month

Statement 21 Sep 2016
 
MSF intervention in Alaback, Niger
Niger

Floods leave hundreds of families homeless with increased risk of disease

Project Update 26 Aug 2016
 
Ethiopia

Two years of drought followed by floods challenge the pastoral way of life

Project Update 27 Jun 2016
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