MSF frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in roughly 70 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

December 18, 2014

Typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda as it is known locally, the strongest typhoon ever recorded at landfall, ripped through the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. It caused devastation on an unprecedented scale—roofs were ripped off, villages were flattened, livelihoods were swept away, and a tsunami-like storm surge claimed more than 6,300 lives and displaced some four million people.*

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.

December 06, 2013

One month after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, MSF is providing health care for people in remote areas and supporting the health system as it recovers.

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 05, 2013

MSF teams are traveling by car and boat to reach isolated and rural areas of the Philippines damaged by Typhoon Haiyan.

November 26, 2013

Despite increasing humanitarian aid in typhoon-hit areas of the Philippines, MSF is still finding villages and towns that have not yet received any aid.

November 25, 2013

The town of Tanauan, Philippines, was nearly flattened by Typhoon Haiyan; of the 15 hospitals in the area, 14 were destroyed. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical staff had been seeing people inside a municipal building with no electricity while logistics staff built a five-tent facility next door. The facility is up and running now and MSF teams are seeing 230 consultations per day.

November 22, 2013

MSF has opened an inflatable hospital in Tacloban, one of the cities hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan.

November 21, 2013

MSF psychologist and health advisor Ana Maria Tijerino describes the scale of the mental health needs in the Philippines, and how MSF is responding.

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