Help MSF provide lifesaving medical humanitarian relief where it is needed most

Over 90 per cent of MSF’s funding comes from individual donors and private funders. MSF relies on this private support for two vital reasons:

  • To ensure the freedom to provide humanitarian assistance whenever and wherever it is needed.
  • To remain independent from political, religious and economic interests.

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Over 80 per cent of our income is spent on our humanitarian activities

MSF strives to operate efficiently and to minimise fundraising and administrative costs. We ensure that more than 80 percent of our expenditures are allocated to programme activities.

To find out more, consult the International Financial Report and the International Activity Report.

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1. Where does MSF’s money come from?

92 per cent of our income comes from some 5.7 million private donors. It is thanks to the generosity of our private supporters – mainly individuals, but also companies and private foundations – that MSF is able to operate independently, and provide impartial humanitarian assistance in some of the world’s most insecure environments.

The remaining 8 per cent comes from public institutions, mainly the EU and its member, and other income. 

For more details, see the International Financial Report

2. How much money does MSF raise every year?

In 2015, MSF raised a total of  1,443.8 million euros: 92 per cent of that came from private donations. For more details see the International Financial Report.

3. How is the money spent?

More than 80 per cent of the money you donate goes directly to our humanitarian activities. In 2015, this amounted to 1,057.6 million euros, 872.2 million of which were spent directly on programmes in the field, while the rest was spent on headquarters support, awareness raising and advocacy activities.

For a more detailed breakdown of our sources of income, by activity and by geographic area, see the International Financial Report.

4. Where is the money spent?

59 per cent of programme expenditure is spent in Africa, 28 per cent is spent in Asia (which includes the Middle East region and the Caucasus) and the rest in Europe, the Americas and Oceania.

To look at the data in a different way, over 51 per cent of MSF’s programme expenditure is accounted for by 10 countries. We spend the most in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Yemen and Haiti.

The International Financial Report gives more details of the geographic distribution of expenditure. It also provides breakdowns of expenses and funding for all the countries where MSF has significant programme activities in a given year.