May 12, 2015

Following a first earthquake on April 25, a second earthquake hit Nepal on May 12, this one with an epicenter 80 kilometers [about 50 miles] east of Kathmandu, in Dolakha district. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are conducting assessments in the affected areas, including Dolakha itself, and have already seen some villages in the Charikot area that were destroyed by this second quake.

May 05, 2015

Over a week has passed since a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit the Nepali districts of Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchowk, and many villages have yet to receive humanitarian assistance. While the most critically injured people were evacuated in the days immediately after the earthquake, those who remained are trapped in their villages, as avalanches and landslides have cut off roads and walking paths.

April 26, 2015

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook the Kathmandu Valley before noon on Saturday, April 25. Although the full extent of the damage is still unknown, initial reports say houses and buildings collapsed in Kathmandu and surrounding areas. Tremors were also strongly felt in northern India, in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

April 25, 2015

The international medical humanitarian medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending four teams of medical and non-medical staff to Nepal to assist those affected by the earthquake. The teams will leave from Bihar state in India, which is close to the border with Nepal and where MSF has been working since 2007.

MSF will also send 3000 kits non-food items and medical kits to Nepal.

January 16, 2015

Up to 20,000 people in the southern tip of Malawi, the area most affected by current flooding, remain cut off from the rest of the country without food, health care, or means to prevent possible disease outbreaks.

January 08, 2015

Five years have passed since a devastating earthquake shook Haiti, affecting approximately 3 million people and killing 220,000, according to government estimates. What is the situation in Haiti now after five years of reconstruction efforts, and what health care services does Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) still provide in the country? MSF’s Haiti Country Director Oliver Schulz discusses:

December 08, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit has weakened, and while the level of damage across the Philippines still remains unclear, it does not appear to be as severe as first feared, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) head of mission in the Philippines Olivier Aubry said today.

December 07, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have reported strong winds and heavy rains in the city of Tacloban, as Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in the city of Dolores in eastern Samar at 9:15 pm Saturday evening. At this stage, the level of damage in Samar is unclear as power and communication were cut across most of the island.

Sources have reported that parts of some barangays, or villages, in northwest Samar are under water, and a few islands in the west of Samar have been washed out.

May 08, 2014

 

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing care in the Solomon Islands, a large group of islands in Oceania,  to people displaced from their homes by devastating flash floods in early April. Some 10,000 people were left homeless in the capital, Honiara, after floods swept away riverside communities, brought down bridges, destroyed roads, and damaged some health centers.

December 31, 2013

Angel Corate gave birth to baby Janel on December 16 by Caesarean section. She underwent this lifesaving operation, and she and Janel received ongoing care, at the maternity ward and newborn unit in the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) inflatable hospital in Tacloban. Nine days later, Angel and Janel were discharged on Christmas Day, just in time to celebrate with their family.

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