BEFORE
THE
STORY
BREAKS

THE MSF EMERGENCY TEAM
IS ALREADY THERE 

When a crisis hits, the MSF emergency team – known as the "E-Team" – have 72 hours to launch a rapid life-saving response.

“We don’t know where the next emergency will be, but we know that we’ll be there”
Chris Hook | MSF Emergency Team
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THE EMERGENCY

When a conflict escalates, a virus becomes an epidemic or a natural disaster strikes, the E-Team go on high alert.

Monitoring the fast-moving situation on the ground, the team assess the situation, ready to leap into life-saving action.

Our independent funding gives us the unique flexibility to respond in a matter of hours. We don’t need to play politics or wait for donations to come in. We can immediately dispatch staff and start loading supplies...

Help us prepare for the next crisis

"The E-Team is part of our DNA: we are able to respond to any kind of emergency, anywhere in the world – it’s what we do"
Arunn Jegan | MSF Emergency Team
An aerial view of the devastated city of Guiuan, destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013

THE EMERGENCY

When a conflict escalates, a virus becomes an epidemic or a natural disaster strikes, the E-Team go on high alert.

Monitoring the fast-moving situation on the ground, the team assess the situation, ready to leap into life-saving action.

Our independent funding gives us the unique flexibility to respond in a matter of hours. We don’t need to play politics or wait for donations to come in. We can immediately dispatch staff and start loading supplies...

Help us prepare for the next crisis

"The E-Team is part of our DNA: we are able to respond to any kind of emergency, anywhere in the world – it’s what we do"
Arunn Jegan | MSF Emergency Team
An aerial view of the devastated city of Guiuan, destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013

RAPID RESPONSE

From all over the world, a team is quickly assembled. This specialist group is trained to deal with complex and chaotic events. 

Each team includes a doctor, a nurse and a logistics specialist. When urgent surgical support is needed, a surgeon, an anaesthetist and an operating theatre nurse are also brought on board. 

They grab their bags and travel by air, land and water to reach the scene of the unfolding crisis – heading into an unpredictable arena for an unknown amount of time...

Play a vital part: help fund the E-Team

"I have a backpack that's never unpacked and always ready to go – I could need to leave for three weeks or three months"
Trish Newport | MSF Emergency Team
A medical team travels by boat to a remote area in the Democratic Republic of Congo

LIFE-SAVING LOGISTICS

Inside massive warehouses in Brussels, Bordeaux and Dubai sit the MSF supply centres: huge stockpiles of the cutting-edge equipment needed to take on any emergency. 

This includes our Rapid Intervention Surgical Kit – a mobile operating theatre that contains everything we need to treat patients during the crucial first few days.

Within hours, we dispatch vital tools and resources to a flashpoint on the other side of the planet, ready to meet the E-Team...

Help us stock our supply centres

"In emergencies, things can get out of control very quickly unless you’re on the ground, acting fast"
Chris Hook | MSF Emergency Team
A team load medical supplies onto an MSF chartered plane at Ostend-Bruges airport in Belgium

LIFE-SAVING LOGISTICS

Inside massive warehouses in Brussels, Bordeaux and Dubai sit the MSF supply centres: huge stockpiles of the cutting-edge equipment needed to take on any emergency. 

This includes our Rapid Intervention Surgical Kit – a mobile operating theatre that contains everything we need to treat patients during the crucial first few days.

Within hours, we dispatch vital tools and resources to a flashpoint on the other side of the planet, ready to meet the E-Team...

Help us stock our supply centres

"In emergencies, things can get out of control very quickly unless you’re on the ground, acting fast"
Chris Hook | MSF Emergency Team
A team load medical supplies onto an MSF chartered plane at Ostend-Bruges airport in Belgium

ON THE GROUND

As the E-Team arrive, they bring together MSF staff from around the region.

At the frontline of countless humanitarian emergencies, these local team members often come from the same communities they help. They are the backbone of MSF.

Together with the plugged-in local staff and expert advisers back at headquarters, the E-Team quickly assess the situation and prepare the full-scale response...

Help our teams be ready for anything

"You are constantly plunging yourself into chaos, and within that chaos you need to coordinate a response"
Arunn Jegan | MSF Emergency Team
Nepal, 2015: MSF staff help a patient off a helicopter following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people

TAKE ACTION

From launching mobile medical clinics to constructing safe water points and starting urgent vaccination campaigns, the E-Team lead the emergency response.

They work tirelessly, coordinating people and resources from around the world in a huge humanitarian operation.

Their goal is simple: save lives and stabilise the chaos.

Support us: Act now and save lives

"The E-Team is the epitome of what MSF does – rapid response to outbreaks, natural disasters and conflicts"
Trish Newport | MSF Emergency Team
A medical team get dressed into protective gear before entering the high-risk zone of an Ebola treatment centre in Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo

TAKE ACTION

From launching mobile medical clinics to constructing safe water points and starting urgent vaccination campaigns, the E-Team lead the emergency response.

They work tirelessly, coordinating people and resources from around the world in a huge humanitarian operation.

Their goal is simple: save lives and stabilise the chaos.

Support us: Act now and save lives

"The E-Team is the epitome of what MSF does – rapid response to outbreaks, natural disasters and conflicts"
Trish Newport | MSF Emergency Team
A medical team get dressed into protective gear before entering the high-risk zone of an Ebola treatment centre in Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo

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