Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is an international medical humanitarian charity created in 1971 in Paris by doctors and journalists. It provides medical assistance to people whose lives or health are threatened by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters or exclusion from healthcare.
The charity’s teams are united around the same charter, whose fundamental principles are impartiality, neutrality and independence. They bring their help without discrimination, according to the real needs of the populations.
Deploying relief and care, sometimes thousands of kilometers away, requires a complex organization and significant resources. For example:
100 € collected allow MSF to provide drinking water to 150 000 people for one day;
390 € amounts to 1,000 doses of measles vaccine;
1 000 € are used to buy 28 blood bags for hospital programs