Earthquake

On Saturday 14 August at 8:30 am local time, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the southern region of Haiti, specifically the provinces of Grand’Anse, Nippes and Sud. But the tremors were felt in other areas of Haiti, too. The Haitian Civil Protection General Directorate (DGPC) says 137,000...

Xavier Kernizan is an orthopedic surgeon who normally works at MSF's Tabarre hospital in Port-au-Prince. Since the 14 August earthquake, he has been working with an MSF surgical team in Jérémie. 

Saturday, August 14, at 8:30 am local time, the earth trembled in the southern peninsula of Haiti. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage to buildings, houses and main access roads in the three provinces of Grand'Anse, Nippes and Sud. The provisional death toll is estimated at more than 1,...
What does it take to get essential humanitarian aid to the people who need it? Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian organization that operates in all corners of the globe in countless different contexts. We respond to both widely-known...
On 5 January, 2019, the Indonesian government has officially declared the end of the tsunami emergency response in Banten Province which resulted to some humanitarian actors withdrawing their presence and resources from the Labuan and Carita Sub-districts. However, MSF will continue its medical...
To date, MSF is still providing medical support to the Labuan and Carita health centres in Pandeglang. There are now three MSF mobile clinics in operation, delivering health care to 17 kampongs/villages or health posts. As of 02 January 2019, MSF has conducted 472 medical consultations and...
With MSF’s support, the Labuan and Carita health centres continue their medical services. The MSF medical team has been providing case management, infection prevention and hygiene management, inventory and other needs assessments in the health centres. This has been greatly valued support and...
As told to Cici Riesmasari, MSF Communications Officer “I was taking a bath when the tsunami hit. The weather was too humid for me,” Elis, a 30-year-old mother who is also 7 months pregnant, narrated. Elis and her family were at home when the tsunami hit the coast of Sunda Strait on that fateful...
The MSF team is currently on day 7 of its provision of medical support to the health centres in Labuan and Carita — which are among the most affected areas by the tsunami that hit Sunda Strait in Indonesia — as well as its operation of a mobile clinic, and conduct of medical follow-ups among...
According to the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) as of 25 December, 14:00 hrs, a total of 16,082 people have now been displaced in the five districts affected by the tsunami – Pandeglang and Serang in Banten Province, and Lampung Selatan, Tanggamus, and Pesawaran in Lampung...
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