Our actions in Asia

70%

East Asia and the Pacific is suffering  from ¾ of natural disasters that are hitting the planet

4,3

billion people in Asia, which is more than half of the world's population

2

billion people in Asia are under 20 years old

Our programs in Asia

In Asia, the association Médecins du Monde supports local partners in responding to humanitarian emergencies, particularly in Bangladesh with the Rohingyas.

We are trying to improve access to health care and rights for the poorest populations through Harm Reduction programs in Burma and Vietnam, and Sexual and Reproductive Health in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Médecins du Monde also works in Nepal and the Philippines with waste recyclers to support their capacity to act in the face of a harmful environment.

Countries of intervention

Les réfugiés Rohingyas au Bangladesh. © Arnaud Finistre
Emergency
The Rohingya people have experienced decades of systematic discrimination, statelessness and targeted violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar (formerly Burma). Since August 2017, around 744,000 Rohingyas have sought refuge in Cox’s Bazar, southern Bangladesh, fleeing the violence and joining the...
Programme de Médecins du Monde pour les femmes au Pakistan
Emergency
Women and children are the main victims Access to good quality health services is very limited for the communities of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the people displaced by the conflict affecting the tribal areas in the border region (FATA). The local healthcare system is extremely fragile and is...
Programme de Médecins du Monde en Birmanie. © Sophie Brandstrom
le h2 est arrivé le h3 est arrivé le h4 est arrivé Aids - an epidemic affecting the most vulnerable Myanmar has one of the largest AIDS epidemics in Southeast Asia. Of the 220,000 people living with HIV, around 126,500 who are in urgent need of antiretrovirals don’t always have access to treatment...
Une mère et son bébé, après le séisme d'avril 2015 (c) Olivier Papegniès
Health and environment: rapid urbanisation in Nepal Nepal is experiencing the fastest rate of urbanisation in South Asia . The proportion of people living in urban areas has risen from 9% to 42% in just 20 years. The Kathmandu Valley, in which over a quarter of the urban Nepalese population is...
Avec l’aide de travailleurs communautaires, nos équipes ont soutenu la formation d’associations de démanteleurs © Lam Duc Hien
Médecins du Monde is empowering the communities of Barangay 775 in Manila City The people of Barangay 775 live in one of the poorest and most densely populated parts of Manila which is regularly afflicted by disasters. Since 2001 three major fires have partially destroyed the barangay and the area...
 
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