Find out more about MSF's operations, mission, and it's principles.
We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - most of them hired locally. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality.
The whole world will certainly remember 2020 as the year of the coronavirus outbreak. It increased pressure on already fragile health systems, and seriously complicated humanitarian response. But the virus did not eradicate conflict, natural disasters, population displacement or epidemics. Consequently, for our teams, 2020 was one of the most demanding years in almost 50 years of activities.
We rely on a strong network of professionals to deliver lifesaving medical aid.