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June 02, 2015

On April 25, 2015, a massive earthquake struck the country of Nepal. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams organized quickly to provide emergency medical assistance to those affected by the quake, and expanded their response following a second earthquake in the country on May 11 . Ann Taylor, MSF’s head of mission in Nepal, explains the situation on the ground.

May 05, 2015

Anne Kluijtmans, a Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) nurse from Holland, was on holiday in Nepal when a amjor earthquake struck the country on April 25. She quickly joined the MSF teams who had arrived in the country to respond.

May 03, 2015

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams began running mobile clinics by helicopter to remote villages in the mountains to the north of Kathmandu.

June 02, 2015

The international medical humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is sending 8 teams to assist those affected by the Earthquake in Nepal.

April 25, 2015

The international medical humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is sending four teams of medical and logistical staff to Nepal to assist those affected by the Earthquake.

Recent floods in South Asia have devastated parts of northern India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Millions of people have been affected and hundreds of thousands displaced. In a number of areas, the monsoon rains are said to be the worst in years. Authorities and local aid organisations have been working hard to cover most of the current needs in the affected areas by running clinics, distributing basic relief items and getting ready for potential outbreaks. Considering this strong local response, MSF teams in Bangladesh, India and Nepal are now in an assessment stage.

Following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck China’s southwestern province of Sichuan on Monday, 2.28pm local time, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will today dispatch its first medical teams to one of the worst hit areas. According to state media, China’s most devastating earthquake in 30 years left nearly 10,000 dead and scores more are feared dead or injured.

Two days after a powerful earthquake hit Sichuan Province in southwestern China, the confirmed death toll nears 15,000 and thousands of people remain trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, according to provincial authorities.

MSF teams working in China’s quake-hit areas

A week after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake killed a reported 32,000 and left up to 4.8 million people homeless in China’s southwestern Sichuan province, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has now provided over 210 tonnes of relief supplies as well as medical assistance to the survivors. Reinforced by an enormous outpouring of material and financial support by private citizens and local communities throughout China, as well as offers of additional aid from abroad, the Chinese government’s response to the disaster has so far been swift and massive.

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