Doctors Without Borders

“Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.

Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF also reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.

In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.”



Bortolotti, Dan. Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders. Richmond Hill, ON: Firefly Books, 2006. Print.
610.601 BOR

Morley, David. Healing Our World: Inside Doctors Without Borders. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006. Print.
610.601 MOR

Orbinski, James. An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action in the Twenty-First Century. Toronto: Anchor, 2009. Print.
610.92 ORB


Triage: Dr. James Orbinski's humanitarian dilemma. Dir. Patrick Reed. Mongrel Media/ National Film Board of Canada, 2009. DVD.
361.26 TRI

Web Sites:

Dispatches: MSF Canada's early beginnings started with the idea of making a difference

Doctors Without Borders
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Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders: Canada

MSF: MSF International Homepage

Times Topics: The New York Times: Doctors Without Borders

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Bierman, J., and S. Peterson "Death and devastation." Maclean's 104.17 (1991): 22. Middle Search Plus. Web. 11 Feb. 2016.

Came, Barry "Bravery without borders." Maclean's 112.43 (1999): 49. Middle Search Plus. Web. 11 Feb. 2016.

"Dying to Help." Maclean's 117.41/42 (2004): 94. Middle Search Plus. Web. 11 Feb. 2016.

Givoni, Michal. "Beyond The Humanitarian/Political Divide: Witnessing And The Making Of Humanitarian Ethics." Journal Of Human Rights 10.1 (2011): 55-75. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 11 Feb. 2016.

Hill, Barry. "Making a difference." Practice Nurse 36.10 (12 Dec. 2008): 36-37. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 11 Feb. 2016.

Ibukun, Yinka. "Nigeria's lead poisoning victims need long-term care, aid group says at award ceremony." Canadian Press 19 May 2011. Canadian Reference Centre. Web. 11 Feb. 2016.

Kent, Heather. "Dr. Jonathan Brock: Large drop in a big bucket." CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal 160.3 (09 Feb. 1999): 301-301. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 11 Feb. 2016.

Nzwili, Fredrick. "Aid Agencies Suspend Operations As Church Leaders Work To End Conflict In South Sudan." Christian Century 132.12 (2015): 13. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 16 Feb. 2016.