Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
MSF was founded in France in 1971 by a group of doctors and journalists. Today, it is a worldwide movement of 21 sections, 24 associations and various other offices, bound together by MSF International which provides coordination, information and support to the MSF Movement.
Everyday more than 30.000 health professionals, logistical and administrative staff work on programmes in more than 60 countries worldwide.
The Greek section of MSF was founded in 1990. Since then, hundreds of its members have taken part in various missions in countries like Syria, Haiti, Palestine, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, etc. In Greece, MSF interventions include humanitarian medical assistance to refugees and migrants, basic healthcare to vulnerable people as well as public awareness activities.