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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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Deadly earthquake in Khost and Paktika leaves hundreds killed and thousands injured

Following the earthquake that struck Khost and Paktika provinces in Afghanistan on the night of 21-22 June, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sent teams made up of medical and logistical staff to the worst-affected areas. Hundreds of people are thought to have been...

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South Sudan: Worsening flooding increases health risks

Severe flooding is affecting an estimated 800,000 people across a wide swathe of South Sudan, inundating homes and leaving people without adequate food, water or shelter. Many areas have been flooded since July and rising river levels are worsening the...

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South Sudan: “The only way to move around the hospital now is by boat”

MSF medical team leader Benedetta Capelli is just back from Pibor, in South Sudan, where rising floodwaters have engulfed MSF’s hospital and much of the surrounding area. She describes what she saw on the ground. Our hospital in Pibor is on the outskirts...

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South Sudan: People stranded, cut off from care in severe flooding

JUBA - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched emergency assessments in the east and northeast of South Sudan where severe flooding has left thousands of people stranded in inaccessible areas, threatening to make worse an already catastrophic humanitarian crisis....

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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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