Earthquake

Following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai Province early Wednesday, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) three-person assessment team arrived on Friday in the provincial capital Xining and has made contact with provincial health officials, the local Red Cross and INGOs who have been working...
While the majority of the Haitian population is still extremely vulnerable, the UN donor conference to be held in New York on 31 March must not take measures that would limit the access to health care of the population, says international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Since...
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The numerous tremors that followed the February 27 earthquake in Chile have added new levels of stress to an already shaken population. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has therefore made mental health care a priority in its response to the disaster. Simultaneously, as the nights grow colder and the...
Two months after the January 12 earthquake, medical needs remain immense in Haiti and living conditions are extremely precarious. Although the phase of urgent life-saving medical care has passed there continues a critical emergency context, in which thousands of people need post-operative care,...
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Ten days after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile, Médecins San Frontières (MSF) teams that have travelled through the affected areas are focusing their interventions on the most urgent needs: supporting health structures that are caring for large numbers of patients, re-establishing...
Seven weeks after the earthquake of January 12, which left up to 300,000 people injured, medical needs remain immense in Haiti, and they continue to grow. A crucial phase has begun, in which thousands of injured people require long term medical care just as some health providers that responded to...
As the Chilean authorities manages the response to the disaster, MSF is concentrating its efforts in the areas that are most difficult to access. Several teams from Médecins San Frontières (MSF) are assessing the needs in the Maule and Bio Bio regions of Chile, both of which were hard hit by the 8...
Members of the team arriving from Argentina are already in Santiago and will be traveling to the Maule region to assess needs in the coastal towns of that area. Other MSF professionals will arrive today. The first members of an exploratory team from Médecins San Frontières (MSF) have already...
MSF staff from Argentina and other parts of Latin America should start arriving this evening in Santiago of Chile to assess the needs of the population. The medical-humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) is sending an exploratory team to assess the needs of the victims after an...
One month after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, the numbers are still difficult to digest: more than 200,000 deaths, 300,000 injured and hundreds of thousands made homeless. From day one, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have been providing life-saving surgery and care. The needs...
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