With less than 10 days remaining in the Searing Plague event, we want to bring awareness to the charity we are supporting during August's World Bettering side of the event. Hopefully you've come to appreciate them better over the last few weeks dealing with the Searing Plague yourself!
Doctors without Borders (or MSF - Medecins Sans Frontieres) has treated tens of millions of people since 1971. In 1999, they won the Noble Peace prize "in recognition of the organization's pioneering humanitarian work on several continents."
The primary tenets of the organization are simple: Provide medical aid where it's needed most - independent, neutral, and impartial. Doctors Without Borders was created on the principle that all people in need of medical care should be treated regardless of gender, race, religion, nationality, creed, or political affiliation.
Doctors Without Borders aims to be accountable for their actions, which is why they state "we believe we must be willing to review, analyze and critique our operations constantly, at all levels". Whether it is an unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, or devastation in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoons, Doctors Without Borders proclaims they "closely examine the impact of their response. They regularly publish reports exploring what they got right, wrong, and how they can do better in the future".
To get an idea of the types of critical situations DWB responds to, you can review the videos on their site. Examples such as the Aftermath of the War in Mosul and their efforts to prevent Malaria in Nigeria are but a few.
Imagine if an event such as The Searing Plague happened in real life, wouldn't it be comforting knowing there is a group with the experience, supplies, and devotion to attack the outbreak and provide help where it is needed most?
Support their cause by going to https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/support-us
In the event you are unable to make a donation but would still like to help, find out more here.
Thank you for your support of this amazing charity!