Médecins sans Frontieres – medical care at the sharp end:

MSF:

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a collaboration of doctors and donors working together in over 70 countries, to provide emergency medical care to people who would otherwise have none. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, MSF is a neutral and impartial organisation, treating patients based on medical need alone, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation. When an emergency hits – from epidemics to wars to natural disasters – they respond immediately. They can deploy resources within hours, having logistics centres and warehouses worldwide, with stocks of emergency supplies, such as medical materials and equipment and inflatable operating theatres.

MSF on ElectricAid: “MSF Ireland is grateful for the support of ElectricAid over the years. ElectricAid’s donations give us independence from political interference and allows us to act without delay or obstruction. Over the years, ElectricAid has supported our work in Syria, where the health system has been devastated by violence. Our teams in our hospitals treat war wounded patients, provide maternity care, and support patients with ongoing medical concerns such as diabetes, and hypertension.

ElectricAid supported MSF’s work on the Mediterranean Sea in 2015, with the recent Refugee Crisis, supporting our 3 boats who rescued over 23,000 people.  Following the Nepal Earthquake, ElectricAid helped MSF to support those most in need, providing medical care and support. ElectricAid donated to our Ebola Appeal for West Africa in 2014, helping us continue our fight against this deadly disease. Thanks to ElectricAid, MSF’s teams can continue their work around the world.”
Photo Captions:

Bourbon Argos Rescue August 2015

26th August 2015. A boat containing approximately 650 people is rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by the Bourbon Argos and taken to Sicily, Italy.

 

MSF Response to Nepal Earthquake

Gorkha District, Nepal on May 7 2015. On 25 April a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed more than 8,000 people and destroyed massive amounts of property, including numerous temples that were on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.