Médecins Sans Frontières is an international medical and humanitarian organisation founded in France in 1971 by a group of doctors and journalists, which helps the victims of natural or human disasters and armed conflicts and people who are displaced, without discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, religion or political affiliation. It received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, the same year in which LiberPress was born. This was just twenty years ago. Among its founders is Bernard Kouchner.
This exemplary charitable organisation denounces violations of human rights and operates from five cities: Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Geneva, although it has offices around the world. It works in more than sixty countries, with over three thousand volunteers, and employs some 35,000 national workers. It has been and is present anywhere in the world, in war or peace, where people need medical or humanitarian assistance.
Médecins sans Frontières has won the 2018 LiberPress Catalonia Award for its outstanding record of humanitarian and charitable work, attending to a huge number of people in need. Wherever there are people affected by any catastrophe, epidemic, confrontation or persecution, and despite the danger that this almost always represents for its volunteers, Médecins sans Frontières appears, willing to provide unconditional help. It is an organisation that provides humanity, hope and trust in our society. Its values, always altruistic, are those that make us better and more generous.