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Philippines: A week in photos

See what we see in the aftermath of the Philippines Typhoon: this is a photo collection  from our emergency response.  We now have over 150 specialists helping people and delivering medical aid where it is needed most in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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Philippines 2013 © Caroline Van Nespen/MSF

MSF nurse Lisa Rydell, puts a stitch on a patient with a deep head injury at a clinic in Guiuan. Our emergency team is supporting a health centre and seeing the first patients. Most patients came for wounds that have become infected.

 

Guiuan 2013 © Peter Hove Oleson/Politiken

Our emergency coordinator Jean Pletinckx on the roof of Guiuan's hospital.

 

Tacloban City 2013 © Yann Libessart/MSF

Survivors gather at the airport hoping for an evacuation in Tacloban City, Leyte.

 

Tacloban City 2013 © Yann Libessart/MSF

A crowd of survivors at the airport try to catch some food bars distributed by soldiers.

 

Tacloban City 2013 © Yann Libessart/MSF

In Tacloban city an MSF team of eight is being reinforced with additional staff including medical doctors, nurses, logisticians, and a psychologist, to prepare for setting up an inflatable hospital.

 

 

Tacloban City 2013 © Yann Libessart/MSF

The MSF hospital will be next to Bethany hospital on the Tacloban seafront, which has been severely damaged by the tidal wave. The plan is to set up comprehensive medical services including an emergency room, in-patient department, operating theatre, post-operative ward, obstetrics and gynaecology unit, maternity delivery room, psychosocial activities, blood bank, x-ray, and an isolation ward.

 

 

Philippines 2013 © Caroline Van Nespen/MSF

MSF surgeon Johan Von Schreeb and a Filippino medical staff member treat a patient in Guiuan, in the east of Samar island, an area hit first and hard by the typhoon. The damage there is extensive and the needs huge. Almost all the buildings in the town were destroyed. The local medical facilities are also severely damaged and not functional.

 

 

Guiuan 2013 © Peter Hove Oleson/Politiken

Surgeon Johan Von Schreeb and a Filippino nurse at the rural health clinic of Guiuan.

 

Tacloban City 2013 © Yann Libessart/MSF

Debris in Tacloban city.

 

Tacloban City 2013 © Yann Libessart/MSF

A man carries a child through Tacloban city.

 

Guiuan 2013 © Peter Hove Oleson/Politiken

The rural health clinic in Guiuan.

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