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Haiti: A wave of violence in Port-au-Prince

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 11, 2022—Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is alarmed by the latest wave of violence in Port-au-Prince as its staff have received more than 96 people with gunshot wounds in its medical facilities since April 24.From April 24 to...

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Haiti: Complex needs of earthquake survivors require continued specialised care

The greatest number of deaths and injuries from Haiti’s 14 August earthquake occurred in the country’s southernmost region, the Sud department. Prior to this disaster, hospitals and clinics were already scarce in remote areas of Sud, and the earthquake damaged or destroyed...

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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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Violence in Haiti’s capital is putting medical activities in jeopardy

A spike in violence in Haiti's capital is putting medical activities in jeopardy, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, warning that medical care cannot be sustained while armed clashes and robberies affect health facilities, vehicles, patients and staff.In the first week of...

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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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Haiti: Sunday morning in Tabarre emergency trauma hospital

Since its reopening on 27 November 2019, people have been arriving at MSF's hospital in the Tabarre area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Specialising in emergency trauma care, the hospital reached its initial capacity of 25 beds in its first two weeks. The medical...

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Haiti: People’s healthcare in danger amidst worsening anger and despair

Far from the cameras, Haiti is faced with a major crisis as political and socioeconomic factors bring on a massive upsurge in violence. For months now, Haitians have seen a steady decline in their purchasing power as the national currency...

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Haiti

  Health needs are immense in Haiti, with a weak health system that was further weakened after the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew at the end of 2016. We continue to respond to urgent needs wherever possible, but greater investment...

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