- YEAR OF GRANT
- CATEGORYHEALTH & SPORTS
- ORGANIZATION LOCATIONNew York
- GRANT LOCATIONWest Africa
- ORGANIZATION WEBSITEwww.doctorswithoutborders.org
The grant supports Doctors Without Borders’ efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Part of the grant will be used to provide support for the refugee camps for the South Sudanese in Ethiopia’s Gambella region, which were seriously damaged following recent heavy rains.
Doctors Without Borders was founded in 1971 by a group of French physicians who believed that the right to medical aid transcends national borders. Its mission is to provide medical and humanitarian relief to the victims of war, disease, and natural or man-made disaster, without regard to race, nationality, political beliefs or religion. The organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.