Médecins sans Frontières

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Médecins sans Frontières

The world’s largest private medical disaster relief organisation, which provides medical assistance and humanitarian aid to refugee camps and victims of war, famine, natural disasters, and epidemics in the form of emergency medical care, immunisation and hygienic services, food and water, education, and training.

Médecins sans Frontières    
• Provides essential healthcare during and after conflict.
• Treats people affected by epidemic diseases.
• Helps people in the aftermath of natural disasters.
• Offers medical care to those excluded from healthcare.
• Rehabilitates hospitals and clinics.
• Runs vaccination programmes.
• Performs surgery.
• Operates feeding centres for malnourished children.
• Provides psychological support.
• Runs water and sanitation projects.
• Provides training to local personnel in remote healthcare centres and slum areas.
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There are two organizations involved in the transfer of the body, the Red Cross and Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF).
Permission had been granted three months ago for the event, which was being organised by Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF).
Medecins sans Frontiers (Doctors without Borders), for example, has opened a hospital for refugees which had previously been designated to internally displaced people.
Medecins Sans Frontiers and Lebanon have a decades-long history.
For example, almost 400 patients were admitted into Salmaniya in the week leading up to the visit of Medecins Sans Frontiers, with over 70 admitted on March 21, when MSF stated the hospital was 'virtually empty',' it said.
SUKKUR, September 03, 2010 (Balochistan Times ): More than five weeks after flooding began to overwhelm Pakistans northern regions, Doctors Without Borders/ Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) emergency medical and water and sanitation teams are continuing to work in the north while also expanding operations to the Sindh, where millions of people have been displaced by additional floods.
But Mr Becht has decided to transfer nearly all of the stock options to a charitable trust, which supports organisations such as Save the Children and Medecins Sans Frontiers.
Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) aid workers who were kidnapped on Wednesday were freed on Saturday evening; a Sudanese guard who was kidnapped along with them was not released.
Both Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) and Medicins Du Monde (MDM) described Kouchner's statement in his press conference in Occupied Jerusalem on October 5, as "baseless" and "dangerous" as they make French NGOs' practices in Palestinian territories "suspicious".
Over 100 people took part in a 'vertical marathon' at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, to raise money for Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF).
The two-night event at the famous Radio City Music Hall is to raise money for humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontiers and The Haven Foundation, which was created by King to support writers and artists who can no longer support themselves because of accidents or illness.
Survivors say they were forced to "live like savages" in the inhospitable bush for months before heading to the growing number of squalid refugee camps set up by Medecins Sans Frontiers across the south eastern Katanga region.