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Brazil: MSF teams aim at supporting most vulnerable in response to Brazil’s biggest climate disaster to date

Professionals face logistic challenges in order to reach population affected by severe floods in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The situation is catastrophic. When we arrived and traveled through the region by helicopter, we were able to view...

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At COP28, more failure is not an option for vulnerable communities

Geneva, 23 November 2023 – Too little is being done to protect the most vulnerable people against the negative impacts of climate change, warns international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). World leaders gathering in Dubai for COP28 must take...

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MSF South Asia Health and Humanity Summit: Partnering to build better responses during emergencies

17 August 2023, New Delhi: Setting the agenda for a paradigm shift in health and humanitarian considerations during emergencies, especially in South and Southeast Asia, over 15 practitioners, thought leaders, artists, and over 300 attendees from the social impact space...

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South Sudan: Communities prepare for renewed flooding ahead of rainy season

In a parched landscape, an MSF tractor roars as it approaches a small village in Dentiuk, in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. It is towing a trailer to which a creaking wooden canoe is strapped. “Are you sure we are...

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Kiribati: The remote island nation facing a triple threat to health

Kiribati is one of the most remote and geographically dispersed countries in the world. It is also one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of the climate crisis. The country faces has described as a triple threat to...

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The triple threat of climate change, conflict, and health emergencies: A deadly mix for the most vulnerable in fragile settings

Geneva (MSF/ICRC) – Climate change is not a distant threat. It is already dramatically affecting vulnerable people across the globe. In particular, the changing climate is having devastating consequences for people living in conflict situations and those who don’t have...

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MSF commits to reduce carbon emissions to help safeguard the most vulnerable

The climate emergency is a threat to the future of our planet and the health and well-being of people around the world. The communities we assist are already experiencing the consequences of climate change, and we know that health and...

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MSF warns of health and humanitarian impacts of climate change in new 2021 Lancet Countdown Report

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is paying close attention to the impact climate change will have on patients and our emergency humanitarian medical activities. We are already responding to many of the world’s most drastic crises – conflicts, disasters,...

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