Asia

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

Programme de Médecins du Monde en Birmanie. © Sophie Brandstrom
le h2 est arrivé le h3 est arrivé le h4 est arrivé Aids, an epidemic which affects the most vulnerable Burma has one of the biggest Aids epidemics in south-east Asia. Of the 230,000 people living with the virus, almost 126,500 who are in urgent need of antiretrovirals, still have no access to...
Une mère et son bébé, après le séisme d'avril 2015 (c) Olivier Papegniès
Having worked in Nepal since 2007, Doctors of the World responded to the emergency, providing medical, material and humanitarian aid to victims of the earthquakes which occurred on 25 April and 12 May 2015. The first earthquake, measuring 7.8 was the most devastating for almost a century. Violent...
Programme de Médecins du Monde pour les femmes au Pakistan
Women and children, the initial victims For the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa ( KPK ), who have been displaced by the conflict affecting this region, there is little chance of returning to their native village. The local health system is very fragile and cannot cope with such an influx of refugees...
Avec l’aide de travailleurs communautaires, nos équipes ont soutenu la formation d’associations de démanteleurs © Lam Duc Hien
Every year, our world produces several million tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment known as « e-waste ». Although the United States and Europe are the biggest producers, it is developing, low-income countries which receive the bulk of them. So, in the Philippines, treatment of e-...