10-12 | Following on from the earthquake that hit Herat in western Afghanistan on 7th October, we asked the Head of Programme who is now on the ground there to give us an update of the current situation: Herat is still experiencing aftershocks, which is unsettling for everyone. According to data from the Ministry of Public Health and Herat Regional Hospital, there have been 2,445 reported deaths and 2,440 injuries in Herat Province so far. However, as you can imagine in situations like this data is hard to verify and the figures may change.
6-27 | Following the earthquake that struck Khost and Paktika provinces in Afghanistan on the night of 21 to 22 June, MSF sent teams made up of medical and logistical staff to the worst-affected areas. Hundreds of people are thought to have been killed, over a thousand wounded, and many homes have been destroyed and damaged.
8-24 | On Saturday 14 August at 8:30 am local time, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the southern region of Haiti, specifically the provinces of Grand’Anse, Nippes and Sud. But the tremors were felt in other areas of Haiti, too.The Haitian Civil Protection General Directorate (DGPC) says 137,000 families have been affected in the Grand'Anse, Nippes and Sud departments. According to UNOCHA, about 650,000 people are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance.
8-16 | Saturday, August 14, at 8:30 am local time, the earth trembled in the southern peninsula of Haiti. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage to buildings, houses and main access roads in the three provinces of Grand'Anse, Nippes and Sud. The provisional death toll is estimated at more than 1,400 with more than 5,700 people injured, according to Haitian authorities.
9-11 | In June, panic began to spread through Indonesian communities as COVID-19 cases started to be reported by health authorities. Rumours, myths and fake news proliferated. Community leaders and officials were bombarded by questions from community members pleading for clear facts about COVID-19.“We received a lot of information,” says Muchtar Lufti, head of the Rukun Warga 5 (RW5) community unit, a sub-division of Kalibata village in South Jakarta. “Some of it was accurate, some could be defined as fake news. It was very difficult to filter and people were so confused.”