A different kind of “End of the Year” list from Doctors without Borders
It’s that time of year for “best of the year” or summing up lists. One of the organizations that I admire most, Doctors without Borders (Medecins San Frontieres “MSF”), has published its annual list of the world’s most urgent humanitarian crises.
Usually the title of this list includes “most underreported.” Perhaps this year, with the increasing prominence of Social Media, MSF realizes that it can create and distribute its OWN media about these crises. The 2008 list is impressively multimedia with graphics, testimony, slideshows, video and lots of ways to share the information through social networking websites.
Here’s a recent video about MSF’s work in Eastern Congo from its Condition: Critical project:
Check out the list and see what your support of MSF can mean around the world:
- Somalia: Humanitarian Catastrophe Worsens
- Myanmar: Beyond the International Spotlight, Critical Health Needs in Myanmar Remain Unmet
- Zimbabwe: Health Crisis Sweeps Zimbabwe as Violence and Economic Collapse Spread
- Democratic Republic of Congo: Civilians Trapped as War Rages in Eastern Congo
- Childhood Malnutrition: Millions of Malnourished Children Left Untreated Despite Advances in Lifesaving Nutritional Therapies
- Ethiopia: Critical Need of Assistance in Ethiopia’s Somali Region
- Pakistan: Civilians Killed and Forced to Flee as Fighting Intensifies in Northwestern Pakistan
- Sudan: No End in Sight to Violence and Suffering in Sudan
- Iraq: Iraqi Civilians in Urgent Need of Assistance
- HIV/TB: HIV/TB Co-Infection Poses Health Battle on Two Fronts
The year ends in only 6 days.
Why not donate today to help make these crises so they won’t make the list next year?