Climate change

An alarming situation is unfolding in southeast Madagascar, where malnutrition is on the rise in rural communities. People in the southeastern Ikongo district face acute food shortages after harvests were destroyed in last year’s cyclones. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)...

Earlier this year Dr Darren Pezzack, an Australian advanced trainee emergency registrar, was part of the very first Médecins Sans Frontières’ team to work in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. 

Médecins Sans Frontières officially launched medical activities in the equatorial Pacific island nation of Kiribati in October 2022. Our team there, including a paediatrician, midwife and general practitioner, support the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to improve maternal and neonatal...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responds to urgent medical and humanitarian crises in more than 70 countries. Our teams are providing medical care to those who are experiencing the health impacts of the climate emergency, many of whom are the least responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions that...
Climate change is not a distant threat. It is already dramatically affecting vulnerable people across the globe. In particular, the changing climate is having devastating consequences for people living in conflict situations and those who don’t have access to basic health care. Médecins Sans...
As a medical humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) witnesses firsthand the impacts of climate change, and how they threaten people’s health. In our emergency interventions, we are responding to the direct and indirect impacts of climate change and...
It has been seven weeks since the flood emergency was declared by the Government of Pakistan, calling on the international community for support. With harsh winter conditions forecast, flood-affected populations will be particularly vulnerable in the coming months. THE RESPONSE SO FAR – IN NUMBERS...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) participated as an official observer for the first time at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) which has marked an end last Friday. Apart from our physical participation, we have also designed a set of infographics (see below) to...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has long responded to some of the world’s worst medical and humanitarian crises. Many of the areas in which we work are in the most climate-vulnerable settings in the world, and our teams provide care for people experiencing the health impacts of the climate emergency...
Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is paying close attention to the impact climate change will have on patients and our emergency humanitarian medical activities. We are already responding to many of the world's most drastic crises – conflicts, disasters, disease,...
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