Flooding

One year since over 700,000 Rohingya refugees were forced to flee from Myanmar into Bangladesh, the denial of their legal status, coupled with unacceptable living conditions in haphazard makeshift camps, continues to trap refugees in a cycle of suffering and poor health. On 25 August 2017, the...
Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are continuing their assessments of areas of Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew on the Tiburon peninsula as well as the Artibonite and Northwest departments. In Jérémie, MSF found that the reference hospital has suffered damage and...
For much of the year, the eastern Ethiopian regions of Afar and Sitti are dry and inhospitable places. Yet this is where many pastoralists live, moving from place to place, searching for water and pasture to feed their precious livestock. This delicately balanced life changed two years ago when the...
Two weeks after severe flooding affected an estimated one million people across Myanmar, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is expanding its support to the government’s response in both Rakhine State and Sagaing Region. This will both help meet the immediate needs of those...
After days of severe rains across swathes of Myanmar in the wake of Cyclone Komen, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with local government authorities to provide medical and non-medical aid to thousands of people affected by flooding. Rakhine State, where MSF...
Malawi was recently devastated by the largest floods in living memory. Three weeks later people are still struggling to get on with their lives and preparing as best they can for a difficult future ahead, like the arrival of a new baby. Berita didn't run when the floods hit. She didn't run because...
The first torrential rains of the season have left large parts of Tomping camp, in the capital Juba, under water, worsening the already unacceptable living conditions for more than 25,000 people packed into the camp. Last week, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was forced to temporarily suspend...
Emergency teams (15 members) from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been in Cebu city (second largest city in Philippines) with the nearest fully operational airport to the disaster area, since Saturday 9th November. MSF is strengthening its team with an additional 50 people including medical...
Emergency teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) arrived in Cebu on Saturday 9th November. They have not yet been able to assess the full extent of the needs as access to the affected areas is extremely difficult; Tacloban airport has been destroyed, many of the roads are blocked and it is...
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Recent floods in Mozambique’s Gaza province have devastated the city of Chokwe, putting the main hospitals and health structures out of action and leaving people in urgent need of medical care. In response, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are bringing in extra staff and medical supplies,...
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