Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
The Hilfswerk GL Zürich supports Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in two projects:
The first project is an emergency relief programme providing medical and humanitarian aid to war refugees in Syria and Iraq. Since the beginning in 2012 of the armed conflict in Syria, about 4,3 million Syrians have fled the country and over 6,6 million people have sought refuge elsewhere within the country. MSF not only supports the refugee population in neighbouring Iraq but also the people in need in Syria itself.
The second project is a nutritional and healthcare programme in Chad. Chad is one of the poorest countries in the world and is regularly hit by food crisis. In the region of Massakory and Bol MSF provides basic healthcare to displaced people and resident populations and also nutritional support for the malnourished babies and children.