Philippines: MSF Prepares Emergency Assistance to Flood Victims

On September 26, the tropical storm Ketsana hit the northern Philippines, causing the death of 240 people and displacing 450,000, according to official reports.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has dispatched a team of medical and logistical staff to Rizal, near the capital of Manila, to assess areas affected by the flooding in order to decide how MSF can best provide support and emergency medical assistance.

MSF is currently running a project on Mindanao Island, in the south of the country, providing medical care to displaced people.