We are Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

Our teams act fast to save people's lives in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics.

Since 1971, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been ready to respond to humanitarian emergencies around the world.

From treating war-wounded civilians in Yemen, to fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, we are on the frontline of humanitarian healthcare care right now.

We are impartial

We provide free care to people in need, regardless of ethnicity, religion or politics

A young child in the Diffa region of Niger is screened for malnutrition

A young child in the Diffa region of Niger is screened for malnutrition

A young child in the Diffa region of Niger is screened for malnutrition

We are neutral

In a conflict, we don't take sides
We go where the medical need is greatest

An MSF landcruiser passes by a military vehicle during unrest in Bangui, Central African Republic

An MSF landcruiser passes by a military vehicle during unrest in Bangui, Central African Republic

An MSF landcruiser passes by a military vehicle during unrest in Bangui, Central African Republic

We are independent

We don't take money from governments, business or institutions, so we are free to act fast

A medical team travels by boat to a remote area in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A medical team travels by boat to a remote area in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A medical team travels by boat to a remote area in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Wherever the need is greatest

Last year, we ran 462 projects across 72 countries - treating millions of patients.

We often hit the headlines when there's an emergency in the news, such as an earthquake, tsunami or war. However, our teams are also on the ground delivering long-term medical programmes to communities cut off from healthcare, or speaking out about unseen suffering.

Around the world, 365 days a year, we are there even when the cameras are not.

This is only possible with the support of people like you.

A boy injured by a landmine is helped to walk at an MSF hospital in Yemen

A boy injured by a landmine is helped to walk at an MSF hospital in Yemen

Healthcare workers carry a suspected Ebola patient in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Healthcare workers carry a suspected Ebola patient in the Democratic Republic of Congo

An MSF team member hugs a young patient in Mexico

An MSF team member hugs a young patient in Mexico

A boy injured by a landmine is helped to walk at an MSF hospital in Yemen

Healthcare workers carry a suspected Ebola patient in the Democratic Republic of Congo

An MSF team member hugs a young patient in Mexico

An MSF team member hugs a young patient in Mexico

Your support can help save lives

Not everyone can be there to help. But you can help us to be there.

100 percent of our donations come from individuals like you. This means we are not held back by politics or business - we can act fast to save lives.

How we spend your money: 84% on medical projects, 2% on office management, 14% on fundraising

Take a look at the difference we made, together with the help of our supporters, in 2018.

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How we spend your money: 84% on medical projects, 2% on office management, 14% on fundraising

How we spend your money: 84% on medical projects, 2% on office management, 14% on fundraising

How we spend your money: 84% on medical projects, 2% on office management, 14% on fundraising