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Crisis update: MSF's response to Cyclone Idai

MSF emergency teams are responding to the devastating impact of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.


Mapping the needs: new technologies help the emergency response

As well as providing healthcare to people affected by the cyclone and flooding disaster, MSF deployed four GIS (Geographic Information Systems) experts to provide maps to help the humanitarian response. 


Malawi: “This time around, the destruction is more of houses and farm produce, not of people’s lives”

MSF logistician and community health worker Labana Steven is part of MSF’s emergency team working in Malawi’s Makhanga area to support thousands of people left affected by severe flooding with health and sanitation supplies.  His historical understanding and deep engagement with local partners and communities in southern Malawi are vital to MSF’s ongoing response.


Libya: alarming rates of malnutrition and inhumane conditions in Tripoli detention centre

A nutritional survey from MSF shows that 25% of people in a Libyan detention centre are malnourished or underweight, with children and young people more likely to be affected


Ethiopia: Once mango season is over, it becomes crocodile season

Markus Boening meets Canadian nurse Rebecca DeBruyn and finds parallels between doing an Ironman Triathlon and supervising the emergency room of Gambela hospital, Ethiopia


Somalia: Addressing health needs of women and children in Baidoa

MSF is supporting the Bay Regional hospital in Baidoa, in the South West State of Somalia, to address the health needs of women and children.


Bangladesh: we provided one million consultations. This is what we found.

MSF medical coordinator Jessica Patti describes what our teams found and where we plan to focus our efforts next