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MSF aid convoy in relief of earthquake victims enters northwest Syria

The international organisation calls for the urgent scaling up of humanitarian supplies, which currently fail to even match pre-earthquake volumes. A Médecins Sans Frontières convoy of 14 trucks entered northwestern Syria today, arriving from Türkiye through the Hammam border crossing...

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Voices from Adiyaman, Türkiye

On 15 February, in collaboration with the Turkish Medical Association, a team from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) donated various essential relief items to people affected by the earthquake in the city of Adiyaman in southern Türkiye. The donated...

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Overwhelming needs as earthquakes hit south Türkiye and northwest Syria: MSF scales up its response

Following the powerful earthquakes that hit the south of Türkiye and northwest Syria on February 6th, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), already supporting the population of northwest Syria, has mobilized its team along with local partners to respond to the increasing...

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Haiti: The long road to recovery for earthquake survivors

More than a week after an earthquake destroyed his home and fractured the bones of his leg, two-year-old Widnika sleeps in a bed at MSF's Tabarre hospital in Port-au-Prince as his mother Widline sits with him. The 7.2 magnitude quake began at...

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Haiti: After the earthquake, a surgical team works nonstop

Xavier Kernizan is an orthopaedic surgeon who normally works at MSF's Tabarre hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Since the 14 August earthquake, he has been working with an MSF surgical team in Jérémie, and describes what he’s seen.   What did you do the...

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Haiti: Death, destruction and thousands of injured people in wake of earthquake

On Saturday, August 14, at 8:30 am local time, the earth trembled in the southern peninsula of Haiti. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage to buildings, houses and main access roads in the three provinces of Grand'Anse, Nippes and Sud....

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Haiti: Ten years after Haiti earthquake, medical care is deteriorating

PORT-AU-PRINCE/NEW YORK/PARIS — As the world marks 10 years since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reflects on our response to the disaster a decade ago and highlights the current deterioration of medical care in the country...

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Natural disasters

An earthquake, tsunami, flood or cyclone can have a devastating impact on entire communities.Within a matter of minutes, natural disasters can affect the lives of tens of thousands of people. Hundreds or even thousands of people can be injured, homes...

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Three months after two earthquakes, MSF reduces operations in Nepal

Three months after two earthquakes killed an estimated 8,500 people and injured another 20,000 in Nepal, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is reducing its operations. The international medical humanitarian organisation will nonetheless continue monitoring for disease outbreaks...

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Quake trauma: psychological first aid helps Nepalese rebuild their lives

In the first earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, people lost their loved ones, their homes and their belongings. Despite the massive destruction, they had no choice but to pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives. But just...

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MSF helicopter crashes in Nepal

On Tuesday 2 June, a helicopter delivering humanitarian aid crashed in Sindhupalchowk district, Nepal. MSF regrets to confirm the death of three of its staff members in this crash. The team were delivering much-needed medical and humanitarian assistance in Sindhupalchowk...

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“Reading about a disaster is very different from actually being in a disaster”

Name : Designation : DVL Padma Priya, MSF India's Press Officer, recently returned from Nepal. Here she recounts the experience of seeing MSF medical teams in action and the challenges of managing emergency communications.   On Saturday, 25 April, when...

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