Skip to comments.Doctors Without Borders (French MSF) Won't Help Americans In NO
Posted on 09/01/2005 2:59:41 PM PDT by angkor
I called Doctors Without Borders [Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)} today, asking what help they would be providing to the New Orleans (and elsewhere) Katrina victims.
I had donated $500 to MSF just a few weeks ago.
The answer, summarized, was "We don't provide help to developed countries."
Meaning, MSF will provide nothing, ZERO, to help the victims of Katrina. The answer was quite unambiguous.
Fool me once, fool me twice.
I'm going to ask them for a total refund of my (recent) donation to MSF after Labor Day, and will make MSF's life extremely miserable if they don't refund it.
Finally, they're disgusting. I've seen MSF do excellent work in other countries.
Well,.... now we have confirmation of what they really are and what they're worth.
At the very least, they ought to change their name to "Médecins Avec Frontières" as better reflecting their principles.
I hope you payed by credit card. Just contact your CC company and cancel payment due to change of commitment. It is perfectly legal. If you payed by check, try stop payment. It may cost you you a couple of $ but the end result is the same...
Yup, I know that not only are we the "can-do" country, we are the "ready-to-do for our neighbors" wherever around the globe we are needed, but you are absolutely right, it would warm our hearts just to have one of the usual ingrates offer even a cold cup of water.
Doctors Without Borders was set up to help third world places. Granted I could make a sarcastic remark about how many of NOLA's people seem to have reverted to third world savagery but the fact remains that DWB doesn't do developed countries and never has. I dislike the French but I can't smack them on this point.
Get serious. What did you expect.
Hopes and prayers.
Those bastards should be on the ground in NO...and I think you will help put them there.
What does that mean exactly, heard it since I was a kid!
The french have su@ked for centuries...believe me, my ancestors knew and so did the settlers during the french/Indian wars. Give up your fries..it's the least you can do.
I've made it clear from the beginning that I admire their work.
"Dragging through the mud"?
You are of course completely ignorant to the many FR threads over the years where I've defended MSF.