MSF Natural disasters https://www.msf.org/rss/natural-disasters en Year in Review 2023 https://www.msf.org/year-review-2023 Read the Operations Directors' review of the activities and challenges faced by MSF teams in providing care in 2023. Tue, 18 Jun 2024 07:31:55 +0000 7b9f6988-51ca-42e1-a5a6-cd90980abe5e Unprecedented flooding in Brazil leaves millions affected and hundreds of thousands displaced https://www.msf.org/unprecedented-flooding-brazil-leaves-millions-affected-and-hundreds-thousands-displaced As rescue teams face challenges in reaching people affected by extreme flooding in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, we are focusing on supporting those in the most vulnerable conditions. Mon, 20 May 2024 05:37:14 +0000 c6de2719-5083-458b-b6eb-51faa4331475 Life after the earthquake in Herat, Afghanistan https://www.msf.org/life-after-earthquake-herat-afghanistan Herat Province in western Afghanistan has been hit by three powerful earthquakes and a number of aftershocks. Here, survivors recount their stories. Fri, 20 Oct 2023 10:20:24 +0000 a6df06dd-bd58-4f5e-a357-c4d4318cbb9e Afghanistan: Three things to know about the situation in Herat in the aftermath of the earthquake https://www.msf.org/afghanistan-three-things-know-about-situation-herat-aftermath-earthquake On Saturday 7 October, an earthquake hit Herat, west Afghanistan, and led to over 2,400 deaths. Our head of programmes in Afghanistan provides us with an update on the situation on the ground. Tue, 10 Oct 2023 07:59:06 +0000 c18fb872-2b79-433f-94a7-6f93636fe2c5 Mental health needs a priority after Moroccan earthquake https://www.msf.org/mental-health-needs-priority-after-moroccan-earthquake Three weeks after the devastating earthquake in Morocco, our teams are providing psychological support to people affected, as hopes fade of rescue teams finding survivors. Mon, 02 Oct 2023 13:48:53 +0000 67a7fe02-66cf-435d-971b-a748fba12bfd Libya: Mental health support needed after Storm Daniel destroys Derna https://www.msf.org/libya-mental-health-support-needed-after-storm-daniel-destroys-derna Two weeks after the devastation of Storm Daniel on Derna, Libya, our teams on the ground have begun mental heath support for people affected in the region. Wed, 27 Sep 2023 08:23:21 +0000 010329b4-899e-4128-bb7e-b54a2b813586 MSF begins medical activities in Derna after Storm Daniel https://www.msf.org/msf-begins-medical-activities-derna-after-storm-daniel After Storm Daniel rocked the cities of Derna and Susah in Libya, our teams are set to begin medical activities in the region. Here are four things to know. Wed, 20 Sep 2023 05:48:07 +0000 3dc8419f-1ff2-4caf-b4b6-46b233dd4317 Six months of humanitarian action after earthquakes in northwest Syria https://www.msf.org/six-months-humanitarian-action-after-earthquakes-northwest-syria Six months following the earthquakes that struck northwest Syria, rehabilitation efforts are still ongoing in the most affected areas. However, gaps in specialised healthcare services and issues related to underfunding still persist. Fri, 11 Aug 2023 12:04:06 +0000 ad5a961f-6222-4713-a254-2466adb8e367 South Sudan: Communities prepare for renewed flooding ahead of rainy season https://www.msf.org/south-sudan-communities-prepare-renewed-flooding-ahead-rainy-season Our teams are working with communities in South Sudan to ensure they have the vital medications, skills and supplies to combat the severe flooding expected in the coming months. Tue, 01 Aug 2023 08:50:06 +0000 8daa6daf-9f4b-4b99-9ffa-4291893af088 Cyclone Mocha: Aid efforts severely hampered by new restrictions https://www.msf.org/cyclone-mocha-aid-efforts-severely-hampered-new-restrictions Military authorities in Myanmar should lift restrictions to facilitate an urgent scale up of humanitarian action to prevent further harm, outbreak of diseases and loss of life. Wed, 26 Jul 2023 06:53:27 +0000 2614591d-02aa-406a-ae4e-b51875db1f72