We are an organization of medical-humanitarian action: we assist people threatened by armed conflicts, violence, epidemics or neglected diseases, natural disasters and exclusion from medical care. Humanitarian action is a gesture of solidarity between civil society and civil society, from person to person, whose purpose is to preserve life and alleviate the suffering of other human beings: this is our reason for being.
Thanks to the financial independence of our five million members around the world, we decide who we serve and how, and our only interest is that of the populations we attend. In order to improve their situation, we can also give testimony to denounce the situations that we witness. But we do not aspire to transform a society, but to allow it to overcome a critical period: our objective is people, not States. For this reason, our interventions are limited in time.