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December 02, 2016

Two months after Hurricane Matthew devastated southwest Haiti, thousands of people are still without adequate shelter, food and potable water. Certain remote communities have yet to receive assistance.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned about the deterioration of living conditions, particularly in the departments of Grand’Anse, Sud and Nippes, all of which were affected by the hurricane.

December 11, 2015

Unprecedented numbers of pregnant women are seeking medical care at the Centre de Référence en Urgence Obstétricales (CRUO), a hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, run by Doctors Without Borders/Médécins Sans Frontières (MSF) focusing on complicated obstetrics — the result of funding cuts by international donors and limited Haitian government spending on healthcare.

November 24, 2014

More than 2,000 people with symptoms of cholera have been hospitalized since mid-October in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. Even though the majority of Haitians remain exposed to cholera due to lack of access to clean drinking water and latrines, capacity to treat those affected by the disease is still inadequate. Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has rapidly reinforced its cholera response with close to 320 beds.

May 06, 2014

In 2011 Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) opened a new obstetric emergency hospital in Delmas, a busy neighbourhood in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The 143-bed facility treats pregnant women with severe complications, offering a maternity ward, obstetric surgery, family planning and psychosocial support. It replaced MSF’s previous emergency obstetric hospital that was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.

August 20, 2013

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator Ahmed Fadel describes the fast reactions, the teamwork and the emotional extremes involved in responding to an emergency at Chatuley hospital in Léogâne, Haiti.

Early in the morning of January 24, heavy fighting erupted between UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti troops (MINUSTAH) and local armed groups in the Port-au-Prince slum of Cité Soleil. In the following 48 hours, the St. Catherine hospital, which is supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), received 17 people with gunshots wounds. Among them were six women and a five-year-old child. A woman was wounded by a tear gas container. "A woman who had a gunshot wound arrived at the hospital in a desperate condition.

MSF's Jude Anne Hospital, located on the outskirts of the slum areas of Port au Prince, offers emergency obstetric care to pregnant women who are vulnerable and often victims of urban violence. MSF opened Jude Anne Hospital in March 2006. By December 2006, the number of pregnant women seeking emergency care at the hospital skyrocketed from 300 to 1300 patients a month. Almost one year after opening Jude Anne, MSF is delivering an average of 40 babies a day at the hospital.

Since 7 April 2008, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have treated more than 31 wounded patients, including 15 people with gunshot wounds, in MSF-operated hospitals in the Haitian capital city, Port-au-Prince. Most of the patients were wounded when demonstrators in the city protested against rapidly increasing living costs, especially sharp increases in the price of basic food items.

After Hurricane Gustav made landfall last week, Tropical Storm Hanna caused serious damage to Haiti’s coastline on September 1 and September 2. Many towns are flooded and remain difficult, if not impossible, to access.

Some areas cut off from assistance

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