Earthquake

MSF's teams in Port au Prince are still under great pressure, searching for more facilities to carry out urgent surgery and trying to get in new medical supplies. An estimated 3,000 people have had primary care and around 400 have received surgery in the Haitian capital. The most common serious...
On the fifth day on their response to the disaster in Haiti, the MSF teams remain focused on trying to cope with the huge demand for life saving surgery from those who suffered terrible injuries in the quake. They are doing that by stretching their existing, limited operating theatres to the limit...
Huge surgical need, food and water still lacking Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) surgical units in Port-au-Prince continue to work around the clock to treat the vast numbers of patients with serious injuries from the January 12 earthquake. Prioritizing the most serious cases, the teams have been...
The MSF teams in Port au Prince are focusing their attention now on expanding their surgical capacity and two operating theatres are now working to help 300 patients who have been transferred to the MSF facility at Choscal hospital in the Cite Soleil district. The rest of the medical staff are...
The MSF medical teams in Port au Prince have been treating very large numbers of people who come to them with fractures, head injuries and other major trauma from the quake. Well over a thousand patients been through the four tented facilities that MSF has set up near the damaged buildings that it...
The first reports are now emerging from MSF's teams who were already working on medical projects Haiti. They are treating around 1,000 of people injured in the quake and have been setting up clinics in tents to replace their own damaged medical facilities. The Martissant health centre in a poor...
On January 12, a magnitude 7.0 quake struck about 15 kilometers southwest of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams on the ground have witnessed significant damage to its medical facilities, injuries to patients and staff, and an influx of wounded towards these...
Zaidir, 37 years old: I have lost everything Zaidir, 37, was living in Kampung Panas, a village close to Pariaman, with 12 family members. His village was swept away by a landslide and 7 family members were killed. "I was very upset, because I lost everything, my house and my family members," he...
Daisy Plana, an MSF psychologist from the Philippines, provides psychosocial support in the villages around the city of Pariaman to the victims of the earthquake that hit Sumatra, Indonesia on 30 September. What is the need of mental support in the villages? There is a huge need. The people are...
Dr. John Julyadharma is an Indonesian medical doctor working with MSF in the emergency relief operation in Padang, Indonesia, where an earthquake hit on 30 September. This is his report. "Not much damage." This was my first impression when I flew into Padang city on October 3 from Maluku Province,...
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