Our Finances

In 2022, with the generosity of our supporters in Aotearoa, Médecins Sans Frontières New Zealand was able to continue our strong contribution towards MSF’s global medical projects.

An incredible total of $7.9 million was raised through fundraising activities. These funds supported MSF’s work in 11 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Chad, Kiribati, Lebanon, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan, Ukraine and Yemen.

New Zealand donors supported work in 11 of those countries, while 21 New Zealanders worked in 13 MSF projects globally.

NZ spending 2022

MSF NZ is a new entity which started fundraising in 2017 and is mainly focused on fundraising, and awareness activities. Fundraising and administration costs are a higher proportion of total costs compared to some of MSF’s more established entities around the world. 

Recognising the need to ensure NZ donors are supporting our programs, we ensure that more than 70 per cent of NZ donation income go to our social mission activities, with MSF movement support underwriting the higher fundraising costs. The MSF International social mission ratio is 80 per cent.