MSF Aids the Tsunami Victims
'Doctors Without Borders', or in French, 'Medicins Sans Frontieres'
(MSF) was founded in 1971. It was originally started by a small group
of doctors in France that believed that all people have the right to
medical care. Now, the organization has over 17,500 staff and
volunteers working in 80 different countries around the
They have two main goals: to provide emergency medical
to let the world know about the people who are suffering.
The MSF helped the victims of the tsunami in Indonesia and
Sri Lanka. More than 150 international aid workers were sent to the
areas by the MSF. They focused on providing water and medical aid to
the people. The MSF is very big so they have their own planes,
helicopters and cars, but getting to the worst areas was very
difficult. After the tsunami they delivered over 400 tons of aid
supplies to the area and worked hard to help the people, but much work
still remains to be done.
Rainbow Warrior helps MSF
Greenpeace started its activities in 1971. It was
originally started by a small group of people who wanted to protest
underground nuclear weapons testing in Alaska. Now, the organization
has over 1000 staff members working in 41 different countries around
the world. Over 2.8 million people support Greenpeace by giving
donations. They have two main goals: to protest against the destruction
of the environment and to let the world know about the crimes being
Greenpeace is not an aid organization but they helped after the
disaster caused by the tsunami in Asia. Greenpeace's main ship, the
Rainbow Warrior and its crew of 19 helped the MSF (Doctors Without
Borders/ Medicins Sans Frontieres) to bring food, medical supplies, and
medical staff to the areas that can get only be reached by ship near
Aceh, Indonesia, the area struck worst. Greenpeace is worried about the
environment in the area after rebuilding starts, but their main goal
was to help the MSF help the people who were suffering.
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