Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders.

Please consider making a donation to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to support their efforts to aid those affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti:

"The first reports are now emerging from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams who were already working on medical projects Haiti. They are treating hundreds of people injured in the quake and have been setting up clinics in tents to replace their own damaged medical facilities.MSF is working hard to get more staff into the country...

Around 70 more are expected to arrive in the coming days. MSF is sending out a 100-bed hospital, with an inflatable surgical unit, consisting of two operating theatres and seven hospitalization tents. Nephrologists to deal with the affects of crush injuries will also be part of the team. However, transport links are difficult and it is not yet clear whether supplies and medical staff will have to go in through neighbouring Dominican Republic. MSF is concerned about the safety of some of its own team members. There are 800 staff and not all have yet been accounted for because of the poor communications and general disruption following the disaster."

You can donate here.

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