How We Help
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian relief organization. We provide emergency care to people affected by disaster, conflict, epidemics and those excluded from healthcare.
MSF works independently of political, religious or military agendas, delivering medical assistance based on human need. We often work in difficult contexts where others are unable or unwilling to go. MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.
Founded in France in 1971, MSF now has offices around the globe, including Canada. Each year, thousands of medical and other professionals work with MSF in more than 60 countries. MSF aid workers include doctors, nurses, logistical experts, water and sanitation engineers and administrators. Roughly nine out of 10 field staff are hired locally.