50 years

of providing impartial care in times of crisis

50 years

of assisting the needy, independent of vested interests

50 years

of honouring humanitarian rights through neutral medical care

50 years

of bearing witness to extreme needs amid unprecedented emergencies

50 years

of being transparent and accountable to our patients, donors and the world
We were founded 50 years ago on the belief that everyone has the right to medical care regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and that people’s health and humanitarian needs outweigh respect for national boundaries. 1971

Our medical action is grounded in human-to-human connection. Every day we reinforce our core principle of humanity as we deliver emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. We refuse to remain silent about the inequities, abuse, violence and neglect that make our work necessary.

Our work is as important today as it was 50 years ago.


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