Doctors Without Borders

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This person was awarded a Nobel Prize
Médecins Sans Frontières
Type Medical humanitarian organisation
Founded 1971
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
Website www.msf.org www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Doctors Without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.[1] MSF gives emergency aid to people affected by wars, epidemics, famine, natural disasters and man-made disasters, or areas where there is no health care available. It provides this help to all people, regardless of their race, religion or political beliefs. In 1999 Doctors Without Borders was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.[2]

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  1. "About Doctors Without Borders". doctorswithoutborders.org. 2011 [last update]. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/aboutus/?ref=home-sidebar-left. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  2. "The Nobel Peace Prize 1999". nobelprize.org. 2011 [last update]. http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1999/. Retrieved 16 May 2011.