Flooding

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A week of heavy rain has left parts of Mozambique severely affected by flooding. On 25 January 2013 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sent a team to Gaza province, one of the hardest hit areas, and launched an emergency response in the city of Chokwe, 225 km north of the capital. Lucas MOLFINO, MSF’s...
Severe flooding in the Nasirabad and Jaffarabad districts of Balochistan and Sindh in early September have left thousands of families homeless after they were forced to flee to higher ground. MSF teams have been reaching out to the vulnerable populations providing people with basic healthcare,...
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Amina*, mother to a one month old baby boy shares her story on how her child came to be admitted at MSF’s hospital in Dera Murad Jamali. Her son was brought to the MSF nursery when he was 10 days old; weighing only 2.36 kg he was diagnosed with Tetanus. Amina* and her family along with thousands of...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to improve sanitation and treating conditions including respiratory infections and water-borne diseases. The Philippines continues to recover after severe flooding caused catastrophic damage in early August. MSF is providing emergency medical assistance in...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is present in the region of Mindanao Island, the Philippines, most affected by the floods. A team is providing medical assistance to people whose houses were destroyed and who are now living in evacuation centers. Pierluigi TESTA, MSF's deputy emergency program...
Severe flooding in Pakistan has affected millions of people, with the southeastern province of Sindh particularly badly hit. Weeks of torrential monsoon rains have seen canals bursting their banks and flooding villages, leaving tens of thousands of families homeless for the past two months...
Monsoon rains and floods continue to ravage southern Pakistan, leaving tens of thousands of people displaced and vulnerable in Sindh province. In the coming days, an MSF team of 13 will launch mobile clinics in camps for people displaced from their homes in southern Badin district, in the sub-...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team, including medical doctors, nurses, logistician, water and sanitation professional, will launch mobile clinic on 20 September in one of the internally displaced people’s camps, in the sub-district of Tando Bago in southern Badin, Pakistan. Distributing safe...
Up to 160 international and 1500 national MSF staff worked in the country. More than 100000 people received free medical consulations; 8800 children received nutritional treatment MSF provided more than 2.1 million litres of drinkable water per day. Total of 73700 relief items, 22600 tents, 2000...
Since last Tuesday, torrential rains have caused severe flooding in the mountainous region north of Rio de Janeiro. More than 630 people are estimated to have been killed in the flooding and resulting landslides while thousands have been left homeless. After an assessment in the most affected areas...
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