As the world slowly emerged from the havoc caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) pulled together to respond to new emergencies in 2022, while continuing to assist communities affected by longstanding crises.
After a full-scale attack on Ukraine in February, the tragedy of bloody warfare became the new normal for millions of people. In this perilous and ever-evolving conflict, we strove to find where we could be most useful, to support people caught in precarious circumstances and provide healthcare where needed.
2022 in review
War, violence, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, rising inflation and spiralling prices; these are all factors that contributed to an overall increase in people’s needs, to which nearly 68,000 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff responded in 75 countries around the world in 2022.
Our responsibility towards people we photograph
In 2022, in partnership with a major photo agency, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) published images of a 16-year-old girl who was the victim of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Following widespread criticism, both within MSF and externally, we removed the images from all our platforms.
The controversy sparked a wider conversation about the protection and visual representation of people in the care of MSF, and the circulation of such imagery for editorial, fundraising and commercial purposes.
Ukraine: A year in destruction
Christopher Stokes, MSF head of mission in Ukraine, reflects on a year of our activities in the country after full-scale war broke out in February 2022.
A deadly cycle: Malnutrition and disease outbreaks across the globe
As a result of low food security and poor healthcare in 2022, the number of malnourished children MSF treated as outpatients more than doubled compared to the previous year.
Our activities around the world in 2022
Our teams conducted medical activities in over 70 countries in 2022. Click on the map to find out more.
Facts and figures
Facts and figuresOur activities in figures
4,124,700vaccinations against measles in response to an outbreak
International Financial Report
Every year we publish our audited combined Financial Statements. These combined accounts are a means of transparency and accountability, providing a global overview of MSF’s work.
The International Financial report represents an aggregation of the Financial Statements of the 24 sections, 18 branch offices, numerous satellite organisations and MSF International.