Medecins Sans Frontieres (also known as Doctors without Borders, MSF-Holland) is a private, non-profit; international humanitarian medical organization, which intervenes in emergencies and crisis situations to relieve human suffering from unmet medical needs. MSF works to create a social and political response that meets the essential needs of and respects and protects the dignity of people in danger. MSF observes strict neutrality with respect to political issues and renders its assistance without discriminating on the basis of race, religion, ideology, gender or political association, respecting its Charter and shared principles. In a spirit of volunteerism, proximity to and in solidarity with assisted peoples, MSF’s members follow humanitarian principles and respect medical ethics. MSF-Holland carries out medical programs in Kachin, Rakhine, Shan State and in Yangon townships.