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History of Humanitarian Organizations Research Guide

Professor Kimberly Lowe

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors Without Borders)

Founded in Paris, France in 1971, MSF is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization 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. Today, MSF is a worldwide movement of 24 associations, working in 70 countries worldwide. MSF operates independently and over 90% of its overall funding comes from private sources, not governments.

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