Doctors without borders

Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF

An international medical and humanitarian organization that provides assistance to victims of natural or man-made disasters and armed conflicts, without discrimination of race, sex, religion, philosophy or politics.

It was founded in 1971, in the aftermath of the secession of Biafra, by a small group of French doctors and journalists who sought to expand accessibility to medical care beyond national borders and without distinction of race, religion, creed or political affiliation, defending the exercise of humanitarian aid as a right.

To that end, the organization emphasizes “independence and impartiality” and explicitly excludes political, economic or religious factors in its decision-making.

Mission & Functions

The organization has five operational centers: in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Geneva, in addition to 14 country offices, located in Europe, the United States, Japan and Australia, which support the main centers.

According to Médecins Sans Frontières’ 2017 annual report, the largest projects by expenditure were the Democratic Republic of Congo (‘101 million), South Sudan (‘74.3 million), Yemen (‘61.5 million), Central African Republic (‘57.8 million) and Iraq (‘57.6 million).


MSF bases its strategy on raising funds that provide stability, come from diverse sources and are committed to humanitarian principles. This is reflected in a funding structure in which private funds predominate over public ones, and whose maximum exponent is the direct contributions of members and collaborators.

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