Read about first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers and patients.



November 20, 2013

Cindy Penalber is a Filipino nurse from the town of Estancia in northeast Panay Island. She has been helping survivors of Typhoon Haiyan since it hit the Philippines on November 8. Cindy and many of her colleagues are now working alongside Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mobile clinic teams to provide medical care in areas damaged by the storm. Traveling by car to reach the more remote areas of Panay, the teams have worked together to treat over 600 patients since Sunday, November 17. Here, Cindy describes her experience.

November 19, 2013

MSF emergency coordinator Dr. Natasha Reyes provides an update on the widespread needs in the storm-ravaged Philippines.

November 18, 2013

Almost ten days have passed since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, and while aid is reaching airports, seaports, and cities, people in many rural areas are still struggling without assistance.

November 15, 2013

"People are sharing the little they still have. The kids play everywhere, with anything. I am always astonished to see how kids manage to stay kids in such apocalyptic situations."

November 15, 2013

MSF doctor Johan von Schreeb describes the situation in Guiuan, Philippines, where an MSF emergency team is treating patients.

November 14, 2013

MSF doctor Esther Sterk describes the situation in the Philippines, where MSF is working to provide aid in the wake of a devastating typhoon.

November 11, 2013

MSF will focus initially on Leyte Province, the area first hit as the typhoon came ashore, and where many medical facilities have been destroyed or damaged.

October 31, 2013

With malnutrition, it’s often just one, simple intervention that can change a child’s life forever. That was the case for a little boy named Tidjani, who came to our hospital gravely ill.

October 31, 2013

Innovative, lifesaving tools like therapeutic food packets help Doctors Without Borders quickly treat as many children as we can.

October 31, 2013

"But even in extreme cases, there is hope. Malnourished children can recover quickly when they receive quality medical care in time."