Indira Khurana

I have known about Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for several years now and have read about some of its work in disaster and conflict areas. Being a part of civil society networks that are focused on marginalised groups, my friends have shared information about the organisation over formal and informal discussions. Over time, my doctor colleagues have also informed me about MSF. I decided to contribute to MSF simply because of the kind of work it does – providing succour and healthcare to people who have no access to it. The MSF family puts itself at great risk while doing this, and I feel fortunate to have been able to make a small contribution towards this effort. My work relates to food and nutrition. Currently, hunger and malnutrition levels across the world are at unacceptable levels, with women and children being most affected. This is a serious violation of human rights and that is why I appreciate MSF’s nutrition programmes. Besides, hunger and malnutrition have implications for peace, justice and development. When one person eats and the other watches, conflicts are inevitable. I recommend MSF because of the confidence I have in its commitment to and delivery of healthcare to those who need it most. All of us who are fortunate should do our bit for those who are less privileged.

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