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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.

MSF program manager Filipe Ribero has conducted several evaluations at sites where displaced persons are living in Tbilisi and Gori.  In the field, there is a sharp contrast between a massive influx of international aid and limited opportunities — for now — to provide assistance. What is the current situation in Georgia?

Fighting has calmed in and around the breakaway region of South Ossetia, and the warring parties have reached a ceasefire agreement. The short, violent conflict has displaced a lot of people in Georgia, South Ossetia and the Northern Caucasus region of Russia. As of 20 August, MSF is still unable to access South Ossetia, the area where the conflict had broken out, in order to conduct an independent needs assessment and provide medical and humanitarian aid to the population if necessary.

An MSF emergency team based in Tbilisi has been able to gain access to the separatist province of South Ossetia and visit Tskhinvali Hospital. MSF, which already provides support to displaced people in Tbilisi, has offered to provide medical assistance in South Ossetia. On August 23 an MSF team was able to gain access to Tskhinvali in Southern Ossetia, visiting the republican hospital in this city where intense fighting broke out on August 7. The situation has been slowly returning to normal in the aftermath of the peace accord signed by Russia and Georgia.

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