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Philippines: "Roofless, Homeless, but Not Hopeless"

December 10, 2013: One month after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the central Philippines, Filipinos are starting to rebuild their homes and lives, says Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator Ibrahim Younis. But while people in cities are receiving assistance,...

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One Month After the Typhoon: MSF Supporting Central Philippines Health Systems

December 6, 2013: One month after Typhoon Haiyan, which killed 5,600 people and displaced more than four million according to official figures, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working in several locations on three islands in the Philippines to support...

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Philippines: Reaching out to isolated communities

December 5, 2013: The consequences of Typhoon Haiyan have been devastating in the regions of Leyte, Samar and Panay, but the plight of the population in the rural and isolated areas of these islands has often gone unreported. Reaching out...

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Philippines: MSF reaching remote areas still in need of aid

Despite increasing humanitarian aid in typhoon-hit areas of the Philippines, MSF teams are still finding villages and towns that have not yet received any aid. MSF’s teams are working in hospitals, running mobile clinics, providing mental healthcare, distributing essential relief...

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Philippines: First Baby born in MSF maternity ward, Guiuan

November 22, 2013: At 2:50 am on Wednesday 20 November, a 2.2 kilogram baby boy, Justin James Warren Pambulan, was born in Guiuan on the east coast of Samar island in the Philippines. He was the first baby delivered in...

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Philippines: MSF team sets up inflatable hospital

November 22, 2013: Developed specifically for natural disasters, MSF’s inflatable hospital is a temporary structure in which its teams will provide secondary healthcare and surgical care in the typhoon-hit city of Tacloban over the next three to six months while...

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Philippines Typhoon: Survivors tell their stories – “We have nothing, we lost everything.”

November 20, 2013: Cradled in his father’s arms, five-month old Niño James Padernos cries feebly. He is coughing and has been feverish for two days, with red spots on his face. “Two days ago he came down with a fever....

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Typhoon Haiyan: Teams Encounter Widespread Medical Needs

November 19, 2013: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in the Philippines are treating patients for wounds, chronic medical conditions, infections, and psychological trauma. Here, Dr. Natasha Reyes, MSF emergency coordinator, describes the widespread needs. MSF has been doing...

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Typhoon Haiyan: "The situation is catastrophic" – interview with MSF emergency coordinator

Almost ten days after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, aid is reaching airports, ports and cities but people in many rural areas are still struggling without assistance, says MSF emergency coordinator Caroline Seguin. Here, she describes the huge logistical challenges...

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Typhoon Haiyan: MSF medical activities start taking shape

November 16, 2013:  While serious logistical difficulties remain, the activities of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)  teams on the islands most affected by Typhoon Haiyan are taking shape. With 137 international staff in the Philippines today, and the arrival...

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Typhoon Haiyan: Health Staff “Working Around the Clock”

November 15, 2013: Dr Johan von Schreeb arrived in the town of Guiuan in eastern Samar Island on November 14 as part of a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency team that is setting up medical services and treating patients...

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Philippines Update:"People are in Need of Everything"

Esther Sterk is a medical doctor who arrived in the Philippines earlier this week to assist in the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) response to Typhoon Haiyan. She is working with a team assessing the immediate needs in some...

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