How soon can MSF intervene in emergencies? How long does it take to access populations in need?
MSF has developed an efficient logistical capacity allowing us to respond to emergency situations within 48 hours. MSF logistical centres have developed pre-packaged disaster kits (nutrition, immunisation, sanitation, drugs, communications material, vehicles, power supplies, water-processing facilities food and non-food items). Our disaster equipment includes a complete surgical theater and an inflatable hospital with a capacity of 150 beds. Depending on the location, this equipment can be deployed within a maximum of 72 hours depending on the location to reach.