Our staff “own” and manage MSF, making sure that we stay true to our mission and principles, through the MSF Associations.
We set up the MSF Access Campaign in 1999 to push for access to, and the development of, life-saving and life-prolonging medicines, diagnostic tests and vaccines for people in our programmes and beyond.
Read stories from our staff as they carry out their work around the world.
Hear directly from the inspirational people we help as they talk about their experiences dealing with often neglected, life-threatening diseases.
Based in Paris, CRASH conducts and directs studies and analysis of MSF actions. They participate in internal training sessions and assessment missions in the field.
Based in Geneva, UREPH (or Research Unit) aims to improve the way MSF projects are implemented in the field and to participate in critical thinking on humanitarian and medical action.
Based in Barcelona, ARHP documents and reflects on the operational challenges and dilemmas faced by the MSF field teams.
Based in Brussels, MSF Analysis intends to stimulate reflection and debate on humanitarian topics organised around the themes of migration, refugees, aid access, health policy and the environment in which aid operates.
This logistical and supply centre in Brussels provides storage of and delivers medical equipment, logistics and drugs for international purchases for MSF missions.
This supply and logistics centre in Bordeaux, France, provides warehousing and delivery of medical equipment, logistics and drugs for international purchases for MSF missions.
Amsterdam Procurement Unit
This logistical centre in Amsterdam purchases, tests, and stores equipment including vehicles, communications material, power supplies, water-processing facilities and nutritional supplements.
The Manson Unit is a London, UK-based team of medical specialists who provide medical and technical support, and conduct research for MSF.
Southern Africa Medical Unit
SAMU provides strategic, clinical and implementation support to various MSF projects with medical activities related to HIV and TB. This medical unit is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Brazilian Medical Unit
BRAMU specialises in neglected tropical diseases, such as dengue and Chagas, and other infectious diseases. This medical unit is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
MSF Medical Guidelines
Our medical guidelines are based on scientific data collected from MSF’s experiences, the World Health Organization (WHO), other renowned international medical institutions, and medical and scientific journals.
MSF Field Research
Find important research based on our field experience on our dedicated Field Research website.
Evaluation Units have been established in Vienna, Stockholm, and Paris, assessing the potential and limitations of medical humanitarian action, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of our medical humanitarian work.
This Guide explains the terms, concepts, and rules of humanitarian law in accessible and reader-friendly alphabetical entries.
The Luxembourg Operational Research (LuxOR) unit coordinates field research projects and operational research training, and provides support for documentation activities and routine data collection.
Read through case studies where we openly examine and analyse all our actions and decision-making processes during humanitarian emergencies that have led us to speak out.
Providing epidemiological expertise to underpin our operations, conducting research and training to support our goal of providing medical aid in areas where people are affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or excluded from health care.
A collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development organisation that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases, founded in 2003 by seven organisations from around the world.
The MSF Foundation aims to create a fertile arena for logistics and medical knowledge-sharing to meet the needs of MSF and the humanitarian sector as a whole.
More than 68.5 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced.
There are many reasons for flight, including war, persecution, conflict, natural disaster, destitution and repression. With health and well-being jeopardized, the lives of the most vulnerable can be at risk. The majority are internally displaced people (IDPs), meaning they haven't crossed a border and have stayed within their country. MSF teams work alongside people on the move at their points of arrival or during the treacherous journeys they undertake, inside and outside their countries.
Two years on, deal continues to fail thousands of people seeking asylum
Statement16 Mar 2018
Providing assistance to migrants and refugees
Voices from the Field23 Jun 2017
The hospital on the hill providing care to Rohingya refugees
Project Update16 Apr 2018
Refugee Libya shipwreck survivors condemned to drown at sea or face arbitrary detention
Project Update10 Sep 2018
Abductions and violence, the price to pay to cross Mexico
Project Update3 Sep 2018
Conflict in Tripoli puts lives in danger, demonstrating that Libya is not a place of safety
Press Release31 Aug 2018
“People arrived exhausted; they ran out of water and food during the journey”
Project Update27 Aug 2018
Rohingya refugee crisis
One year on, Rohingya refugees live in dire camps, facing an uncertain future and legal limbo
Project Update24 Aug 2018
Nearly one million displaced people in urgent need of assistance
Project Update23 Aug 2018
Critical humanitarian situation unfolding among internally displaced people in Bama, Borno state
Press Release17 Aug 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Push-backs, violence and inadequate conditions at the Balkan route’s new frontier
Project Update17 Aug 2018
Rohingya refugee crisis
Crisis update – August 2018
Crisis Update16 Aug 2018
One year after the battle, medical needs remain high in Arsal
Project Update16 Aug 2018
The dehumanising experience of exile
Interview3 Aug 2018
Lake Chad Crisis
Fighting psychological fears in conflict-affected communities
Project Update3 Aug 2018
Every year, thousands of people fleeing war, persecution and poverty at home attempt the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean. Countless lives are lost on the way.
War and conflict
Around one-third of our humanitarian and medical assistance is for populations caught in armed conflict.
Rohingya refugee crisis
Since 25 August 2017, a massive exodus of over 706,000 Rohingya people have fled Myanmar. We are urging the Myanmar government for unfettered access to Rakhine state to ensure the impartial delivery of aid to those in need.
Reports & Analysis
European policies dramatically worsened the so-called 2015 “refugee crisis”
Report19 Jan 2016
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move
MSF-Analysis articles on Migration & Refugees
MSF-Analysis.15 Jun 2017
Uncertain life situation leads to mental health distress among asylum seekers
Report9 Apr 2018
MSF denounces the sexual violence against migrants travelling to Europe
Report25 Mar 2010
Refugee Health: An Approach to Emergency Situations