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Médecins sans frontières (MSF) is the world's largest independent humanitarian aid relief organisation with over 80 projects worldwide. MSF is an NGO committed to providing medical aid and assistance wherever it is needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or sex and raising awareness of the plight of people they help. ... [according to site editors' information]
The ReliefWeb site, which currently receives about one million hits each day, is updated daily with up to 150 new documents and maps on the response activities of the international humanitarian community to more than 40 emergencies and natural disasters around the world, in addition to policy-oriented and background material. The project managing the site, launched in 1996, was one of 78 considered by high-level officials from across a range of UN bodies to have introduced "outstanding improvement or innovative change" and to have "increased in quality, impact, efficiency or effectiveness...the organization's programme or service". The site - containing some 250,000 documents and 2,500 maps sourced from a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organizations - is currently undergoing a major redesign to further tailor its content to the needs of the humanitarian community. ... [according to site editors` information]
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