Médecins Sans Frontières
MSF is one of the largest independent medical humanitarian organizations in the world, with projects located in 65 countries worldwide. MSF's work is based on the humanitarian principles of medical ethics; the goal of MSF is to provide emergency care to people who are affected by armed conflicts, epidemics and natural or man-made disasters.
MSF is impartial; MSF offers medical assistance to people caught in crisis regardless of their race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
MSF is independent; ninety percent of MSF's overall funding comes from private sources, not governments. This funding structure leaves MSF teams on the ground free to define operational priorities with interventions based on needs alone, not on political, economic, religious or social agendas.
MSF is neutral; the organization does not take sides in armed conflicts, provides care on the basis of needs alone, and pushes for increased independent access to victims of conflict as required under international humanitarian law. In carrying out humanitarian assistance, MSF also acts as witnesses and may speak out about the critical needs of the people we help. In doing so, we seek to alleviate human suffering, to protect life, and to ensure respect for human beings and their dignity.