September 24, 2014
Congratulations to Arleen Huggins who has been appointed pro bono counsel to the Human Resources Committee of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. Canadian volunteers first came together to create an MSF association in 1989, and MSF in Canada formally joined the international movement in 1991.
MSF staff in Canada recruit medical and logistical personnel for field missions; raise public awareness of the plight of the populations MSF cares for; and finance international MSF projects by raising funds from the general public and the Canadian International Development Agency. A portion of Canadian funding also comes from grants from other MSF sections. Between 2006 and 2011, MSF Canada directly managed healthcare projects in Colombia, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea and the Republic of the Congo. Since 1991, Canadians have taken on more than 2000 field assignments with MSF in more than 80 countries.
For more information, please visit their website at http://www.msf.ca/en.