Elise Marliere via Crowdrise
July 10, 2012
BENEFITING: DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA INC
Doctors without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières are in nearly 70 countries -- including Haïti, Soudan, Somalia, Kenya, and now Tchad -- where people suffer from malnutrition, natural disasters, epidemics and other catastrophes. Like the cavalry, they always arrive on time. No politics, no religion. They received the Nobel Peace Prize In 1999. For me, they represent the humanitarian organization par excellence. I’ve been supporting them for more than 20 years, giving a little each month, and now I am fundraising for them. Will you help me, donating, or, even better, by joining the team ?
$15 can purchase an 11-day supply of ready-to-use food (RTUF) to treat a malnourished child.
$20 can purchase enough measles vaccine to inoculate 20 people.
$30 can purchase one surgical kit containing essential instruments to carry out emergency examinations and basic surgery in the field.
$50 can purchase enough amoxicillin to treat a respiratory infection in 65 children.
$75 can purchase equipment to chlorinate enough water to provide 1,330 people with 20 gallons of clean water per day for 7 days.
$100 can purchase 70 rapid diagnostic tests for HIV.
Thank you for your support,
This is what they do (extract from their page on Crowdrise) :
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 70 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.