Jun 28, 2012|
Founded by doctors and journalists in 1971, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international non-profit organization that provides medical humanitarian aid for people affected by armed conflict and other people who are in need of healthcare due to lack of resources, epidemics, or natural disasters.
The organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, and it sends over 2,000 fieldworkers each year to about 70 countries for voluntary service. MSF aims to speak for the acts of violence against individuals and groups based on eyewitness accounts, medical data, and experience.
Every year, MSF walks out to the streets for the annual signature event, to encourage people to donate a day’s income and partner in providing medical care for those who are suffering. Those who are in support for the cause may also make a one-time donation in all 7-Eleven stores, where they will be given a Hello Kitty badge. They are encouraged to wear the badge on July 7 to show support towards MSF and its humanitarian medical work.
Visit the MSF Day website for more information.