Natural disaster

Indonesia: MSF supports health centres tending to Sunda Strait tsunami victims

MSF teams responded to the influx of patients as injured people were brought to the health centres in Pandeglang district on the morning of 23 December.

Our teams were already working in this region before it was severely hit by a tsunami following the eruption of Anak Karakatoa volcano on the late evening of 22 December 2018.


Indonesia: Getting healthcare and safe water to remote areas in Central Sulawesi

An MSF team from Indonesia – composed of medical, logistics, and water and sanitation specialists – has assessed the situation and the medical and humanitarian needs in areas of Central Sulawesi affected by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the island on 28 September and is helping local health centres and communities get back on their feet.

Indonesia: MSF assessing needs following tsumani

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed a local team to Central Sulawesi, Indonesia to conduct an assessment of medical and humanitarian needs in coordination with the national response mechanism.

The team is composed of medical, logistics, and water and sanitation specialists. MSF will continue to provide updates on further developments.

Kerala Floods

Over the weekend, MSF carried out an extensive assessment of medical and humanitarian needs in Wayanad, a district in northern Kerala. This area is heavily impacted by flooding caused by historic torrential rains that started falling on August 8. MSF is collaborating with the district authorities to determine the hardest-hit areas. An MSF team is preparing to distribute non-food items -- blankets, floor mats, and hygiene kits -- to many families housed in the relief camps.

Mexico: MSF deploys psychosocial teams to support the affected population following the earthquake in Mexico City, and is assessing the damage in the state of Morelos

Mexico City – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed four of its psychosocial support teams in several areas of Mexico City and is closely evaluating the psychological and medical needs in the state of Morelos following the strong earthquake that took place on Tuesday, 19 September. Meanwhile, the medical humanitarian organisation continues its activities in several communities in the state of Oaxaca that was affected by another earthquake 12 days before.

Colombia: MSF provides medical and psychosocial support to people affected by the landslide in Mocoa

After completing an assessment of the humanitarian needs of the victims of the mudslide that occurred last weekend in the town of Mocoa, located in the south of Colombia, in the department of Putumayo, an MSF team has started to provide psychosocial support and medical care to the victims at one of the shelters that have been set up to care for the victims in the area.

Haiti: Massive distribution of building materials, three months after Matthew

After providing urgent medical care, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launches a building materials distribution campaign to benefit 10,000 families living in the remote mountains of Sud-Ouest, the island region most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew.

MSF has launched a massive distribution of building materials, hygiene kits, water storage equipment and purification tablets, blankets and energy biscuits in the most remote mountainous region of Sud-Ouest, in Haiti.

Haiti: Deteriorating health status in hurricane-affected provinces

Port au Prince, 28 October 2016 - Three weeks after hurricane Matthew swept over southwestern Haiti, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned that lack of shelter, safe drinking water, food and access to healthcare will lead to further deterioration of people’s health. “Women, men, and children are in a very vulnerable position”, explains Chiara Burzio, MSF Emergency Medical Coordinator.

Haiti: "You can all too well imagine the suffering of people left without care for two weeks"

This morning, our mobile clinic headed to Lopino, a village in the mountains that can only be reached by helicopter. Like most villages in Grand Anse, hurricane Matthew left a trail of destruction here. The streets are bordered by fallen trees and debris, and the valley is covered in trees torn in half. Only a red and white front remains of the church. Luckily the health centre, which served as a refuge for the residents, survived the hurricane.