5-18 | Health professionals working in the hardest-hit areas of Ecuador have felt the impact of the recent earthquake particularly deeply; they not only have to deal with the emotional impact on their patients, but the consequences for themselves and for their families. Like so many people in Ecuador, health professionals lost their homes, their projects and even their loved ones in the earthquake.
4-21 | Concha Fernández is the project coordinator for two of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams currently responding to medical needs in Ecuador following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the northeast of the country on Saturday, April 16. According to the latest official figures, 525 people were killed in the earthquake. When did you arrive in Ecuador and what did you find? MSF has a project in Tumaco, Colombia, which is very close to the Ecuadorian border.
Japan Quake: MSF starts medical activities in the area of Minami-aso, Kumamoto prefecture, where there is a lack of basic healthcare
4-21 | The earthquakes that ratted southwestern Japan last week injured around 1,100 people in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures and led to the deaths of another 58. Roughly 103,000 people remained displaced in Kumamoto and around 600 in Oita, and the authorities are still searching for people who are unaccounted for as well.
10-27 | An earthquake variously recorded at between 7.6 and 8.1 on the Richter scale rocked parts of northeastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan on the afternoon of 26 October. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical projects in north western Pakistan were faced with an initial influx of seriously wounded in the first hours.
6-5 | One month after the earthquake struck Nepal, and only a few weeks before the monsoon rains start, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is racing against time to reach remote villages with medical supplies and shelter material.