Baby Chris was born in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea in July, on an unseaworthy boat crowded with 100 other people. His umbilical cord was still attached when his mother boarded an MSF rescue ship.
Every year there are thousands of stories of survival like this one. People risking their lives in overcrowded boats, fleeing torture, war, abuse and poverty. It’s a humanitarian crisis, but you can help change the story. Donate now.
A mother does not decide to take the risk of putting her children in these boats unless the risk of staying where she is is greater than the risk of the boat ride. - a refugee woman from Syria.
"What I’ve experienced is that I can’t know the future. I can’t know if anything that I do will change what happens tomorrow. I can’t know with certainty, but what I do know is if I do nothing, nothing will change."
Doctors Without Borders has been responding to disease outbreaks for more than 40 years. We help people who are caught in crisis, restoring them to health, protecting their dignity and offering them the possibility of hope. We are the world’s first responders. Independent, neutral and impartial, we work around the world, responding at the first sign of a crisis, and moving quickly to ease suffering and save lives. Help us get to the front line of the next crisis by donating now.
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For more than 40 years, we’ve gone where the need is greatest, helping people living the aftermath of natural disasters, caring for people caught in conflict, and providing medical assistance to people who have escaped persecution and have nowhere else to turn. We offer unbiased care to anyone who needs it because of funding from people like you: more than 90 per cent of our funding comes from our individual donors.
Escaping conflict, people are forced to risk the rough waters of the Mediterranean Sea every day. You can get us there before it’s too late. You can save lives. Donate now.
Every life is worth saving.
Doctors Without Borders operates on the principle that every life matters — that everyone deserves respect and dignity, and no one should be denied access to essential lifesaving healthcare. To continue the work we do, and to save lives, we need you. Please join us. DONATE NOW.