About Doctors Without Borders for Yolanda Victims
In support of the Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) victims in the Philippines, a group of International Photographers got together to make their amazing images available on a limited basis on this PhotoShelter Gallery.
All proceeds from the sale of these prints will go directly to Doctors Without Borders and once an image has been purchased it will then be taken out of the gallery. Please note that all photos in this gallery are available for prints and personal use only.
The idea came about when Gunther Deichmann who has been living in the Philippines for over 20 years with his family wrote to friends and well-known photographers for their support.
Gunther was previously involved with Doctors Without Borders as a contributor for the 2010 Haiti Earthquake victims, so in setting up this site was only a matter of time.
A very special thanks to all those contributing photographers who where willingly to share their art for the proceeds to Doctors Without Borders who had been one of the first relief organizations on the ground after the devastating super typhoon.
Furthermore our gratitude to PhotoShelter who provided this website and working platform, without their help this would not have been possible.
As the survivors of the Typhoon trying to rebuild their homes much help is needed, hence the reason that this site will be a long-term project. We're going to update the site continuously and keep you informed via social network and blogs.
Our deepest gratitude to all, who provided and bought the images in support of the typhoon victims in the Philippines.
Thank you! - Maraming salamat po!
Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.
Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF also reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.
In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.