Ever since its foundation in the 1970s, Doctors without Borders has been helping people in need. In 1999, this independent organisation was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its humanitarian work across several continents. In additional to medical aid, Doctors without Borders also provides food, water and accommodation for those who need it.
YOGI supports Doctors without Borders in more than 70 countries, particularly in Africa:
- In South Sudan, since the beginning of the armed conflict in December 2013, more than 16,000 children have been treated for malnutrition.
- Owing to the ongoing civil war in the Central African Republic, the number of medical projects there has doubled from 10 to 20.
- In West Africa, 2,000 aid workers from Doctors without Borders are providing medical support to hinder any further spread of the Ebola virus and to help those affected.
Find out more about the international projects of Médecins sans Frontières: www.msf.org