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Doctors without Borders

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THE STORY:

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.

Today, MSF provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, to challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols. In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.

MSF's work is based on the humanitarian principles of medical ethics and impartiality. The organization is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation.

MSF operates independently of any political, military, or religious agendas. Medical teams conduct evaluations on the ground to determine a population's medical needs before opening programs. The key to MSF’s ability to act independently in response to a crisis is its independent funding. Ninety percent of MSF's overall funding (and 100 percent of MSF-USA's funding) comes from private sources, not governments. In 2008, MSF had 3.7 million individual donors and private funders worldwide.

MSF is neutral. The organization does not take sides in armed conflicts, provides care on the basis of need alone, and pushes for increased independent access to victims of conflict as required under international humanitarian law. MSF's principles of action are described in the organization's 1971 founding charter, which established a framework for its activities.

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  • SF MARATHON Race Director

    $25

  • Michael Chan

    $50

  • Sean Wormuth

    $100

  • elizabeth witous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jan Halvorsr...

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Todd and Elroy

    $500

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The Team: $1,355 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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J Kobayashi

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$1,000

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Jan Halvorsroed

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$60

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Hamed Nejad

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Donor Comments

Todd and Elroy

Todd and Elroy

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Jan Halvorsroed

Jan Halvorsroed

DONATION: $50

Let's get the ball rolling! 3 years ago

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DONATION: $20

3 years ago