Philippines 4 December 2013. Bernardina Barraza with two of her three children, Marie Jersel and four year old Jerson. A mobile clinic visited her village Macanip in Jaro (northern Leyte province) today. In total, 116 patients were treated, mainly for respiratory tract infections, diarrhea, skin infections and chronic diseases.
After the typhoon hit the Philippines on 8 November, MSF reacted with a massive emergency response. More than 200 humantarian workers were send to the affected areas. Teams have set up inflatable and tented hospitals, are working in health centers and reach out to more remote communities with mobile clinics. Apart from that, the teams distribute shelter, hygiene sets and other non food items.