In Madagascar, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are witnessing an alarming rate of malnutrition in southeastern districts where families are dealing with a triple crisis of food insecurity, malaria, and extreme weather events. Between January and April over 1,200 children under five years old suffering from severe acute malnutrition were admitted to […]
An alarming situation is unfolding in southeast Madagascar, where malnutrition is on the rise in rural communities. People in the southeastern Ikongo district face acute food shortages after harvests were destroyed in last year’s cyclones. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis of January 2023 shows that more than a quarter of the […]
More than 22 million people were estimated to need humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia in 2022. Many faced the tragic consequences of conflict, particularly communities in the regions of Afar, Amhara, Tigray and Southern Nations (SNNPR). At the same time, natural disasters pushed people’s coping mechanisms to their limits. Communities across the vastness of the Somali […]
By Michael Lawson, MSF Canada’s humanitarian affairs officer, and Léo Tremblay, a meteorologist with MSF’s Meteorological and Climate Assistance initiative South Sudan is no stranger to crises. More than eight million people in the country are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of displacement, food insecurity and exposure to violence, […]
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responds to urgent medical and humanitarian crises in more than 70 countries. Our teams are providing medical care to those who are experiencing the health impacts of the climate emergency, many of whom are the least responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. MSF is […]
TOWARD MORE RESPONSIVE AND RESPONSIBLE HUMANITARIAN ACTION As a medical humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) witnesses firsthand the impacts of climate change, and how they threaten people’s health. In our emergency interventions, we are responding to the direct and indirect impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. This includes deaths and […]
The climate emergency is a threat to the future of our planet and the health and well-being of people around the world.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has long responded to some of the world’s worst medical and humanitarian crises. Many of the areas in which we work are in the most climate-vulnerable settings in the world, and our teams provide care for people experiencing the health impacts of the climate emergency first-hand. It is very […]
In a new humanitarian brief for the 2021 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change report, MSF medical humanitarians from around the world and across disciplines share their experiences with how climate change has likely exacerbated health and humanitarian crises.
MSF pledges to reduce the carbon emissions of its medical humanitarian projects by at least 50 percent by 2030 to safeguard the future health of patients and communities.