Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, is an independent, neutral and impartial charity that helps those most in need, whether that's through providing basic medical assistance, through long-term medical programmes or in the instance of a major crisis including war and natural disasters. This impartiality ensures that those who desperately required medical assistance can receive it, wherever they may be in the world.
MSF was founded in 1971 by a group of French doctors and journalists in the wake of war and famine in Nigeria, as well as catastrophic floods in Bangladesh. The charity has since been involved in a wide range of charitable activities, providing medical assistance for pandemics, famine, war, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, vaccination campaigns and much more. The charity has also been awarded the Nobel Prize for its "pioneering humanitarian work on several continents".
85% of all MSF's expenditure in 2014 was focused on providing aid overseas and helping fundraising efforts, with the vast majority of this being distributed to the sources that so desperately need it. Just 5% of funds are spent on administration, which is vital to ensuring that the large scale projects and emergencies that MSF reacts to are appropriately co-ordinated, ensuring that every penny is spent as efficiently and effectively as possible.
At Outbacker, we are excited and privileged to be able to support MSF through our fundraising efforts. We are aiming to raise a massive £50,000 for MSF and we need your help to make this happen. Please donate today, whilst purchasing an Outbacker policy, to help those who are desperately in the need of the assistance that Medecins Sans Frontieres can offer.