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Why MSF?

For over 40 years, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has helped people in need.

Our teams deliver world-class medical care and humanitarian aid to people caught up in conflicts, emergencies, disaster and epidemics. We act fast and go where the need is greatest.

In over 60 countries, MSF provides both life-saving emergency relief and longer-term assistance to make healthcare services available to the most vulnerable or excluded communities.

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We help millions of people every year and are always ready to respond to new emergencies.

Independent, neutral, impartial

We provide impartial medical assistance, on the basis of need alone – we treat people regardless of ethnic origin, gender, creed or political affiliation.

To maintain our ability to respond fast and our independence from political interference, MSF relies on donations from individuals around the world.

This private funding gives MSF the freedom to respond to the greatest needs as fast as possible. So, supporting us by making a donation or choosing to work for MSF can have a huge impact.

Staff and volunteers

All of our staff and volunteers – from medics working overseas to the vital support staff in offices like in Ireland – have a duty to try and protect our patients from violence and abuse.

As a movement, we often speak out on violations of humanitarian law against civilians in conflict, refugees and other vulnerable groups, in an attempt to bring these situations to world attention.

MSF was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.

MSF Ireland

Our office is informal and friendly, and we are all in one "open-plan" office including our Director. We work closely together with our colleagues in MSF UK and around the world.

We are part of an international movement and the nature of certain roles gives our staff the opportunity to visit our field projects.
There are three departments in the Ireland office:

  • Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Human resources

The office currently has eight full-time staff. The staff in our Ireland office are dynamic and enthusiastic and very committed to the aims of MSF. We also send medical and non-medical staff to work in projects overseas.