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Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. It was founded in 1971 in France by a group of doctors and journalists.

Our mandate concerns emergency relief, and the principles we honour while carrying out our work are contained in the MSF Charter. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality.

Today, MSF is one of the world’s leading independent international medical relief organisations, working in more than 70 countries worldwide and with operational centres and national offices in 19 countries.