Your support in action
For people around the world, 2020 was a year of huge adversity. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated suffering for many people in the countries where Médecins Sans Frontières works.
In Australia and New Zealand, although we were better off than many other places, the year was also highly demanding: requiring us all to adapt rapidly to change and develop resilience in doing so.
Despite the challenges, Médecins Sans Frontières Australia was able to continue its strong support of our medical humanitarian projects with funding, staff, advocacy and medical expertise.
In 2020, our fundraising activities generated a total of $102.4 million, mostly through the regular donations made by our field partners and the generosity of our major donors. These donations directly funded projects in 33 countries worldwide, with South Sudan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq and Cameroon receiving the largest contributions.
Through the efforts of our Field Human Resources department, Australian and New Zealand field workers filled a total of 108 field positions in 30 countries.