MSF PROGRAMME

We are honoured to partner with MSF in its medical, humanitarian, emergency and refugee relief work

Our global presence puts us in an ideal position from which to offer help to people around the world who need it most. That is the reason why we support several long-term projects of Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Since 2013, we have supported MSF work with Syrian refugees in the Turkish border province of Kilis. Our annual contribution to this cause helps MSF teams on the ground provide primary healthcare, psychological support, gynaecological and obstetrics services for women, and post-operative care.

Special units address chronic diseases, education on violence against women, and treatment for people who have suffered torture before fleeing Syria. They also help those displaced at Azaz, north Aleppo.

We are also giving healthcare and access to drinking water for refugees from the Rohingya community in Bangladesh as well as providing medical care to migrants and vulnerable people in Mexico.

MSF emergency desk

MSF’s emergency desk monitors and manages emergency response teams on the ground, providing highly trained units poised for immediate deployment in a crisis. It also coordinates the supplies and logistics centres which send medical and humanitarian aid materials wherever they are needed most.

Always ready to respond to any unforeseen emergencies and disasters,  their work extends across the world to the needs of victims and refugees caught up in crises, such as the war in Syria, the conflict in Yemen, the Nepal earthquake, the African Ebola outbreak, displacements caused by the threat of Boko Haram in Niger and Nigeria, and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

We have been supporting MSF’s emergency desk since 2011 as well as two emergency response teams in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. 

The results of our contribution to MSF, in numbers:
  • Since 2008, over 5.4 million people have benefitted directly from the more than €26 million Inditex has contributed in 52 countries
  • Last year, 79,126 outpatient consultations and 4,012 hospital admissions were possible for the Rohingya people in Bangladesh
  • In 2019, a total of 20,650 medical consultations and 5,509 mental health consultations were carried out to migrant population in Mexico
  • We helped to maintain the structure of the Emergency Unit in full, as well as part of the regional teams in the Democratic Republic of Congo (the RUSK), in the Central African Republic (the EURECA) and in Ethiopia (the ESS)