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In 2011, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) had operations in 68 countries. Close to 32,000 MSF staff worked in 436 programmes.

Armed conflict

Almost 70 per cent of operations were carried out in settings of armed conflict or instability. MSF ran mobile clinics, set up health centres, built hospitals and supported existing medical facilities to improve access to healthcare for people living in insecurity in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ivory Coast, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and Sudan, among other countries.

Natural disasters

Teams also brought assistance to tsunami victims in Japan, earthquake survivors in Turkey and people affected by flooding in Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, the Philippines and Thailand.

Activities worldwide

Most programmes (62 per cent) were in Africa, while 25 per cent were in Asia and the Middle East, and 11 per cent in the Americas.

MSF’s 2011 Activity Report provides a global overview of operations during the year, giving details of the medical assistance provided in all the countries where MSF worked as well as a round-up of financial information.

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