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We go the extra mile to help people in need, wherever they are.

Founded in 1989, Medair has provided emergency relief to over 50 million people in 43 crisis-affected countries. At our core, we believe that each life is valuable and should be treated with respect, dignity, and compassion.
Therefore, we uphold the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality, and independence to serve all people in need.

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Explore our latest reports, stories, and press releases  to gain insights into the direct and indirect impacts of current events on Medair.

Celebrating 28 years in DRC

Medair's impact on the Congolese health system.

Restoring Health and Hope in Somalia

Medair provides free health services and Child-Friendly Spaces in Somalia, restoring hope and health to vulnerable communities.

Essential services in an overlooked tragedy

Bringing Hope and Aid to Sudan's Forgotten Communities
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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about Medair's mission, operations, and how you can get involved.
Where does Medair operate?

Our Headquarters is located in Switzerland – where we were originally founded in 1989 – with two Shared Service Centres in Kenya and Jordan and six Affiliate Offices in France, Germany, South Korea, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States. Medair is currently responding to humanitarian needs in 13 countries worldwide.

What sort of projects does Medair do in the countries where you work?

Medair focusses on people’s most urgent needs in times of crisis, which most often includes water and sanitation, nutrition, health, and shelter. We also use cash assistance where appropriate to help people provide for themselves, allowing them to prioritise their biggest needs while investing in the local economy. We also recognise that the people we serve are often traumatised and need care, so we offer mental health and psychosocial support.

Is Medair involved in long-term development projects?

Our mandate is to respond to urgent humanitarian needs resulting from disaster, disease, and conflict. However, for communities to become more resilient against future threats, they need to become better prepared. That’s why we provide training and preparation to reduce risks and strengthen communities in places prone to disasters, like Madagascar.

How does Medair ensure accountability and transparency in its operations?

We are transparent about our finances and committed to using them wisely – 90.5% goes directly to delivering humanitarian assistance and 9.5% to supporting management and fundraising efforts. We are certified to the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), which demonstrates our programme excellence. And we are deeply committed to upholding and being accountable to our codes of ethics and protection policies.

How does Medair decide who receives humanitarian assistance?

Our mandate is to provide humanitarian assistance to people impacted by emergencies and crises regardless of race, creed or nationality so they can live in dignity, free from human suffering, and with hope for a better future. That means we uphold the core humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence and do not discriminate based on age, ability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, or religion.