Doctors Without Borders is responding to a growing number of complex emergencies across the globe, many of them made worse by climate change and extreme weather. After years of witnessing how climate change has likely exacerbated health and humanitarian crises in multiple contexts where we work, we are compelled to speak out about what we see.
These unprecedented weather patterns have helped create conditions for the spread of illnesses like malaria, dengue fever, and cholera as well as rising rates of malnutrition due to crops damaged or destroyed by cycles of flooding and drought. When extreme weather events strike, our teams are also among the first responders–bringing emergency supplies, psychosocial support, and much-needed medical care. Doctors Without Borders is racing to respond to emergencies like these in countries from Haiti, to Nigeria, to Pakistan and many more.The climate crisis is a health and humanitarian crisis: sign if you agree!