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
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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

 
Ecuador Earthquake: MSF Response Teams
Ecuador

One month after earthquake, MSF finishes its activities

Project Update 27 May 2016
 
Ecuador Earthquake: MSF Response Teams
Ecuador

Mental health after the earthquake

Voices from the Field 19 May 2016
 
Ecuador Earthquake: MSF Response Teams
Ecuador

Testimonies from people living in shelters

Voices from the Field 2 May 2016
 
Ecuador Earthquake: MSF Response Teams
Ecuador

We want to restore people’s normal daily activities

Project Update 2 May 2016
 
Mariana Daisa Esmeralda Castillo
Ecuador

Earthquake in Ecuador: I’m so scared to go back home

Voices from the Field 27 Apr 2016
 
Ecuador Earthquake: MSF Response Teams
Ecuador

The population is fearful and nervous

Project Update 27 Apr 2016
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