We work to help the people in greatest need, wherever they are. Our medics carry out more than eight million patient consultations a year and our medical activities run from basic vaccination campaigns to complex surgery.

Our emergency medical work extends to neglected, forgotten diseases and long-term care for chronic conditions. We also advocate for affordable, high-quality medicines for the world's poorest people.

In the final months of 2016, more than 250,000 people were trapped in the bloody battleground of eastern Aleppo in Syria.

A massive scale-up of humanitarian aid in Bangladesh is needed to avoid a huge public health disaster following the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. After a wave of targeted violence against the Rohingya, people have fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine State in Myanmar. The most recent influx of Rohingya refugees has added to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled across the border during episodes of violence in previous years.

From 2:08 a.m. until 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2015, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was hit by a series of aerial bombing raids at approximately 15-minute intervals. The main hospital building, which housed the intensive care unit, emergency rooms, and physiotherapy ward, was hit with precision, repeatedly, during each aerial raid, while surrounding buildings were left mostly untouched.

Around the world, MSF teams are working to protect the health of mothers and children. Learn more about healthcare innovations that can improve the lives of people in crisis.

There are more than 60 million people around the world currently displaced from their homes.

Worldwide, at least one in three women has experienced some form of sexual violence.

Most of MSF's patients are women and children, and many of our waiting rooms and wards are full of pregnant women, women who are injured or ill, and women seeking care for their children.