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When and where MSF intervenes

 

Violence

In cases of armed conflicts and wars, MSF provide humanitarian medical health care to victims of violence, refugees and displaced populations in their countries and in reception countries.

Our teams are dealing with the direct consequences of violence, like war trauma and sexual violence, and indirect consequences as epidemics’ spread and the need for mental health support. In addition, they provide medical care to population in distress in post- conflicts contexts, as population remains vulnerable, and the health system has not yet recovered.

Natural Disasters

MSF response to natural disasters includes immediate interventions in cases of earthquake, typhoon, cyclones, floods and tsunamis. Our goal is to face emergency situations providing surgical interventions, psychosocial care, water sanitation, creating sewerage network, distribution of Non Food Items (NFI), providing shelter etc.

Epidemics and Endemics

MSF develops projects targeting the decrement of mortality from cholera, haemorrhagic fever, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, Chagas disease, Kala-azar, sleeping disease, malnutrition.

Extreme Health Gaps

In these cases, MSF intervenes with projects focused into providing humanitarian medical care to people who are excluded from access to health care. Such populations include refugees, migrants, minorities and marginalised population.