May 20, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been responding to the devastation of the two earthquakes that hit Nepal in April with medical care and water and sanitation services. The logistical restraints are difficult, but with helicopters MSF teams are able to reach remote villages where the needs are the greatest.

May 06, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is setting up an inflatable field hospital in Arughat, Nepal, a town in Gorkha district, approximately 83 miles northwest of the capital, Kathmandu. The 20-bed hospital will come equipped with operating facilities, as well as an obstetrics and maternity unit, and will provide critical health services in the wake of the April 25 earthquake. 

April 30, 2015

A cargo plane carrying 35 tons of MSF's medical and logistics supplies, including an inflatable field hospital, landed last night at Kathmandu’s overwhelmed airport.

September 15, 2014

 

A camp in a lake, a flooded hospital, and huts under water. With the onset of the rainy season, the tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees in Lietchuor, Ethiopia, are even more vulnerable. This was Lietchuor refugee camp at the end of August—a lake of half-submerged huts. Water stagnates on the flat, bare terrain, making the camp uninhabitable for the 36,000 refugees during the rainy season. The only dry area is alongside the road running through the camp.

February 10, 2014

Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, killing more than 5,000 people and displacing more than four million, wiping out homes, hospitals, and infrastructure. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been providing medical and mental health care, focusing on the most remote parts of the country, for the last three months in inflatable and tented hospitals and through mobile clinics, reaching isolated communities by air, land, and sea.

December 06, 2013

A month after Typhoon Haiyan, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues its work in the Philippines, including the remote area of Guiuan. The goal for MSF teams there is to fill in the gaps of medical care, including obstetric care, until the local health authorities can resume all normal activities.

December 06, 2013

Three weeks after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, more than 200 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff were working on the ground alongside several hundred Filipino colleagues. They have set up projects on the islands of Leyte, Panay and Samar, some of the worst affected areas, and continue to work in Tacloban.

November 20, 2013

Tanauan, a small town of 50,000 inhabitants located 12 miles south of Tacloban, is one of the worst-affected areas in the Philippines. Some 95 percent of the houses were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan and the population has only received minimal aid since. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) arrived in Tanauan Tuesday and is running a medical clinic.

November 15, 2013

 

CEBU, Philippines-Logistical challenges have slowed the relief response in the Philippines, but Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is there and is treating patients.

"Now we are more worried about communities that are farther away," said Dr. Natasha Reyes, MSF emergency coordinator. 

December 16, 2012

Hurricane Sandy hit Haiti in late October, bringing with it a rise in cholera cases. Even though the Ministry of Health's response to cholera remains inadequate, many aid organizations are leaving the country. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs five cholera treatment centers to respond to the epidemic and teams have increased the number of beds in order to deal with the influx of patients. At the treatment centers, patients receive oral or intravenous rehydration and the most severe cases receive antibiotics.

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