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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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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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Refugees in eastern Chad may become ‘trapped’ and ‘forgotten’ with onset of the rainy season

N’djamena, Chad, 9 June 2023 - Thousands of people amassed at Chad’s eastern border in Sila region and other border areas – seeking refuge from a raging conflict in neighbouring Sudan - are at risk of losing access to vital...

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Pakistan Flood Update| October 2022

It has been seven weeks since the flood emergency was declared by the Government of Pakistan, calling on the international community for support. The heavy monsoon rains that started in June have inundated more than one third of Pakistan, with...

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Pakistan: “These floods will likely affect the population for months”

Monsoon rains have plagued Pakistan for months and have become yet more intense in recent weeks, causing widespread damage in much of the country, increased by global warming and the melting of glaciers. Millions of people have lost their homes...

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A first person account of devastating floods in Pakistan

Shahid Abdullah, MSF’s emergency field coordinator in Balochistan describes the situation on the ground in flood-affected areas. People are sitting alongside the main road, and you can see that many of them have already received help. They have, among other...

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Pakistan Flood Update: Five things you need to know

Pakistan is suffering widespread destruction caused by flooding during monsoon rains, with over 70 per cent of the country inundated, over 1,000 people dead, over 1,500 injured and at least 33 million people affected. While monsoon rains have plagued Pakistan...

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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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