Earthquake

The MSF team which has been in the hardest hit area of Nepal, the Ghorka District, is bringing in surgical reinforcements to help with the injured there. The Gorkha District Hospital suffered significant damage from the earthquake with the in-patient department destroyed. On Wednesday a truck...
MSF's emergency response to the Nepal earthquake is now taking shape with approximately 38 staff on the ground in Nepal. Their first impressions of the capital, Katmandu are that it has experienced relatively low level destruction, with the vast majority of buildings and houses still standing...
Teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have arrived in Nepal and are currently assessing the most urgent medical needs. Further teams are expected to arrive in Nepal later today and over the coming days. One 17-member team is in Kathmandu. They have carried out an initial...
The international medical humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is sending 8 teams to assist those affected by the Earthquake in Nepal. Four MSF teams departed this morning from Bihar state in India and are currently at the border with Nepal...
Two years after the earthquake, the health care system in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas is still in disarray. Most Haitians still lack proper access to emergency care. January 12, 2010 will forever remain engraved in Haiti's collective memory. Nearly everyone in the country lost a relative,...
In the aftermath of the strong earthquakes that struck eastern Turkey on 23 October and 9 November, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is extending its activities in the region through the provision of mental healthcare. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Turkey and the Van Crisis...
Since the earthquake struck southeast Turkey on October 23rd, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams - in collaboration with local organisations - have distributed 2,000 winterised tents and 2,000 cooking kits to 12,000 people living in Van and Ercis, the cities most affected by the quake. “The...
Following the earthquake that struck Eastern Turkey on 23 October, killing at least 500 people and injuring 2,500, MSF has sent a team to Van and Ercis, the most affected areas. After a first phase of assessment in order to identify the major needs and gaps, MSF will now focus, in collaboration...
Following the January 2010 earthquake Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched the largest emergency operation in its history. A year and a half later, MSF’s projects are adjusting to changing situations. Thirty-five seconds. That’s all it took for an earthquake to shatter the lives of millions of...
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