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A camp for Rohingya. After many days of rain it's been flooded. Image shows many people trying to walk through waist-deep water.
October 10, 2017

“Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of people crammed along a narrow peninsula trying to find what shelter they can. It’s essentially a massive rural slum – and one of the worst slums imaginable. There are hardly any latrines so people have tried to rig up their own plastic sheeting around four bamboo poles, but there’s nowhere for their waste to go except into the stream below. That’s the same stream that just 10 meters away, others are using to collect drinking water. This has all the makings of a public health emergency. Some people are using clothes that they’ve strung together to provide shelter from the elements. But after two days of torrential rain and tropical thunderstorms, some communities’ shelter and few belongings have completely washed away. It’s a horrific situation and you see the devastation and the absolute lack of any comfort whatsoever. I can only imagine how incredibly terrible it must have been in their home village, if this is what they chose. If this is the better option, the other must have been a living hell.

September 21, 2017

A massive scale-up of humanitarian aid in Bangladesh is needed to avoid a massive public health disaster following the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, says the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

September 06, 2017

Rohingya refugees fleeing to Bangladesh are in urgent need of medical and humanitarian assistance as an already dire humanitarian situation along the border with Myanmar worsens, says the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

June 20, 2017

Part of the reason the Refugee Convention was drafted was in response to the extreme suffering to which people fleeing violence and persecution are often exposed. In order to protect refugees, the convention sought to establish their rights and to outline the obligations that states have to protect them. But in 2017, while the global legal consensus on the rights of refugees remains intact, the humanitarian spirit that led to the convention appears to be in short supply.

December 11, 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams travelling to evaluate the medical needs of the people affected by Typhoon Hagupit in Philippines have reached the areas most impacted by the storm, and have found that most communities were well prepared ahead of its arrival. Given the minor medical needs in the affected areas at this stage, and the involvement of the Philippines Department of Health, assessors concluded there is no need for an MSF medical intervention.

May 08, 2014
In the six months since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have provided care for emergency and everyday health problems in hospitals and mobile clinics, delivered clean water and helped repair sewage systems and health centres in some of the worst affected areas. 
 
As the recovery effort has progressed, MSF has withdrawn from areas where its assistance is no longer needed, and stayed on in places where the health system has yet to recover. 
 
March 20, 2014

Cradled in his father’s arms, five-month-old Niño cries feebly. He is coughing and has been feverish for two days, with red spots on his face.

January 27, 2014

Over the past seven weeks, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have run mobile clinics by boat to deliver medical and humanitarian aid to five small islands south of Guiuan that were affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

December 10, 2013

One month after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the central Philippines, Filipinos are starting to rebuild their homes and lives, said MSF emergency coordinator Ibrahim Younis. But while people in cities are receiving assistance, said Younis, many remote farming communities have still received little aid.

November 26, 2013

Despite increasing amounts of humanitarian aid reaching 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 items and clean drinking water.In Guiuan, Samar Island, MSF set up a 40-bed tent hospital, distributed 1,200 tents and is providing potable water to over 20,000 people. In the city of Tacloban, Leyte Island, MSF set up a 45-bed inflatable hospital.

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