Earthquake

Health professionals working in the hardest-hit areas of Ecuador have felt the impact of the recent earthquake particularly deeply; they not only have to deal with the emotional impact on their patients, but the consequences for themselves and for their families. Like so many people in Ecuador,...
The earthquakes that ratted southwestern Japan last week injured around 1,100 people in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures and led to the deaths of another 58. Roughly 103,000 people remained displaced in Kumamoto and around 600 in Oita, and the authorities are still searching for people who are...
Concha Fernández is the project coordinator for two of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams currently responding to medical needs in Ecuador following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the northeast of the country on Saturday, April 16. According to the latest official figures, 525...
An earthquake variously recorded at between 7.6 and 8.1 on the Richter scale rocked parts of northeastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan on the afternoon of 26 October. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical projects in north western Pakistan were faced with an initial influx of seriously...
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One month after the earthquake struck Nepal, and only a few weeks before the monsoon rains start, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is racing against time to reach remote villages with medical supplies and shelter material. Difficult logistics and terrain have limited transport options, meaning MSF...
On Tuesday 2 June, a helicopter delivering humanitarian aid crashed in Sindhupalchowk district, Nepal. MSF regrets to confirm the death of three of its staff members in this crash. The team were delivering much-needed medical and humanitarian assistance in Sindhupalchowk district when the accident...
In the first earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, people lost their loved ones, their homes and their belongings. Despite the massive destruction, they had no choice but to pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives. But just as they were getting started, the second earthquake hit. Half-...
A second earthquake today hit Nepal, this time with an epicentre 80km east of Kathmandu, in Dolakha district. Teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are conducting assessments in the affected areas, including Dolakha itself. In the Charikot area of Dolakha district they have seen villages...
Since 29 April, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams in Nepal have started reaching people spread across isolated mountain villages by helicopter and on foot. The districts of Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchowk were hit hard on 25 April by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, and little or...
In response to the Nepal earthquake and the consequences it has caused, MSF-Hong Kong will send Eric Leung, water, hygiene and sanitation manager from Hong Kong, to Nepal tomorrow (30 April). He will be the first Hong Kong field worker sent from MSF for the intervention of Nepal earthquake, and...
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