Posts tagged flooding

Photo by Yann Libessart After a year of negotiations to get the lifesaving pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) at a reduced price in Yida refugee camp, South Sudan, MSF is finally starting the vaccination campaign there. Unfortunately, the delays have pushed the campaign into the logistically challenging rainy season; but this will be the first time PCV has ever been used in South Sudan. Read more

Photo by Yann Libessart
After a year of negotiations to get the lifesaving pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) at a reduced price in Yida refugee camp, South Sudan, MSF is finally starting the vaccination campaign there. Unfortunately, the delays have pushed the campaign into the logistically challenging rainy season; but this will be the first time PCV has ever been used in South Sudan. Read more

“These people have fled terrible violence in Sudan and lost family members during their arduous journeys for safety, and now they are sitting exposed in refugee camps on a flood plain and dying from preventable diseases due to horrific living conditions,” said Tara Newell, MSF emergency coordinator in Jamam. 

Photo:Children wade through the water and mud at Jamam refugee camp, where heavy rains and flooding have worsened what was already a dire lack of potable, clean water.
South Sudan 2012 © Shannon Jensen

These people have fled terrible violence in Sudan and lost family members during their arduous journeys for safety, and now they are sitting exposed in refugee camps on a flood plain and dying from preventable diseases due to horrific living conditions,” said Tara Newell, MSF emergency coordinator in Jamam. Photo:Children wade through the water and mud at Jamam refugee camp, where heavy rains and flooding have worsened what was already a dire lack of potable, clean water.

South Sudan 2012 © Shannon Jensen

After a recent typhoon caused severe, and in some cases fatal, flooding on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team began providing emergency medical assistance to people whose houses were destroyed and who are now living in evacuation centers.

Photo: Philippines 2011 © Pauline Busson/MSF

After a recent typhoon caused severe, and in some cases fatal, flooding on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team began providing emergency medical assistance to people whose houses were destroyed and who are now living in evacuation centers.

Photo: Philippines 2011 © Pauline Busson/MSF

Pakistan: Providing Care for Flood-Displaced Families in Sindh

Severe flooding in Pakistan has affected millions of people, hitting Sindh Province, in the southern part of the country, particularly hard. After weeks of torrential monsoon rains, canals burst their banks, flooding villages and leaving tens of thousands of families homeless for the past two months. Read more

Photo: Pakistan 2011 © P.K. Lee/MSF

Pakistan: Providing Care for Flood-Displaced Families in Sindh

Severe flooding in Pakistan has affected millions of people, hitting Sindh Province, in the southern part of the country, particularly hard. After weeks of torrential monsoon rains, canals burst their banks, flooding villages and leaving tens of thousands of families homeless for the past two months. Read more

Photo: Pakistan 2011 © P.K. Lee/MSF