We are happy to announce the Charity of the Month for April is Doctors Without Borders.

Every day, Doctors Without Borders, or Medecins Sans Frontieres, teams deliver emergency medical aid to people in crisis. Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and major storms can force people to flee their homes and cut off access to safe water, health care services, and transportation, affecting the lives of tens of thousands in a matter of minutes. When minutes matter, MSF’s network of aid workers in more than 70 countries around the world are often the first to deploy rapid, lifesaving medical care. We keep pre-packaged supply kits to launch rapid responses as quickly as possible.

Millions of people around the world still die each year from infectious diseases that are preventable or treatable. During an outbreak of an infectious disease like cholera, measles, yellow fever, or Ebola, MSF teams react swiftly to provide lifesaving vaccines, treatment, and epidemiological services. From setting up temporary facilities to treat patients to running mass vaccination campaigns to improving water and sanitation services to help prevent the spread of disease, MSF teams adapt our emergency responses to the unique needs of communities.

Armed conflict causes injury, displacement, sexual violence, and death, but it also continues to impact people’s lives and health long after the front lines have shifted. War devastates health systems, hampers access to medical supplies, and disrupts vaccination and other disease-prevention efforts, heightening the risk of outbreaks. In conflict zones, MSF does not take sides. We provide medical care based on needs alone and work to reach the people most in need of help. More than 82 million people—or 1 in 95 worldwide¬—have been forcibly displaced from their homes, fleeing conflict, persecution, natural disaster, or other hardships.

On the move and in camps they are often forced to live in precarious conditions, cut off from essential services including health care. When people are displaced, MSF teams conduct rapid needs assessments and work closely with affected communities to provide services including vaccination; primary and mental health care; nutrition support; provision of shelter, drinking water, and latrines; and more. Since their founding in 1971 MSF has helped tens of millions of people, and grown from a group of 13 doctors and journalists to an international movement of more than 45,000.

For more information, you can visit their website: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/who-we-are