Compassionate work of its medical volunteers

Laureaat Freedom from Want Award 1996

Artsen zonder grenzen Laureaat Freedom from Want Award 1996

Since the founding of this politically neutral organization in 1971 it has defended the right to humanitarian aid in areas crushed by natural disasters, war, or refugees. For the aid provided by these international teams of volunteer doctors to millions of people, especially in Ruanda and Bosnia, gained them worldwide respect. For its courageous and compassionate work of its medical volunteers who at great personal sacrifice upheld humanity's conscience and provided emergency aid in often dangerous situations.