Life-saving help when people need it most

Discover the practical ways we make a difference to communities in crisis.

Protecting health and wellbeing with safe water

When disasters and conflicts tear apart communities, Medair provides essential housing supplies and temporary shelters, constructs disaster-resilient homes, and rehabilitates vital infrastructure, such as health centres, roads, and bridges to help communities recover.
A man and two children filling a water bottle with the help of Medair staff distributing water.

Providing safe and stable shelter to rebuild lives

When disasters and conflicts tear apart communities, Medair provides essential housing supplies and temporary shelters, constructs disaster-resilient homes, and rehabilitates vital infrastructure, such as health centres, roads, and bridges to help communities recover.
Medair staff looking at the camera and carrying wooden blocks

Delivering vital nutrition and health support

In emergencies, Medair delivers a wide range of urgent and routine medical services to ensure the wellbeing of affected communities, including mental health and psychosocial support, care for pregnant and breastfeeding women, vital nutrition and vaccination campaigns.
A child receiving a vaccination shot

Learn more about our work

Browse our publications, reports, updates, and stories.

Five Factors Driving Neglected Crises

Five Factors Driving Neglected Crises written by Members of the Integral Alliance

Celebrating 28 years in DRC

Medair's impact on the Congolese health system.

Essential services in an overlooked tragedy

Bringing Hope and Aid to Sudan's Forgotten Communities

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore answers to commonly asked questions about Medair's mission, operations, and how you can support our humanitarian efforts.
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.

How can I get involved in Medair's work?

We rely on the generosity of time, money, and prayer of others. If you’d like to volunteer, make a donation, partner with us, or learn how you can pray for our work, visit our Get Involved page for more information.

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.