MSF currently provides medical assistance in more than 60 countries, in emergency situations caused by armed conflict, epidemics and disasters. Due to the changing nature of humanitarian challenges, MSF also works increasingly with people living in situations of chronic poverty and ongoing exclusion from basic medical care. These medium- and longer-term projects now comprise the majority of MSF missions.

Helping others help themselves

In addition to direct medical intervention, MSF field workers play an important role in building critical medical and support skills of local staff, ideally so MSF support is no longer needed.