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Welcome to the Spring 2018 edition of Dispatches, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada magazine. In this issue, we look at two of the most fundamental principles listed in MSF's charter of values: Neutrality and Impartiality.

As MSF Canada Executive Director Joseph Belliveau explains in his opening message in the magazine, "neutrality means that we never take sides in a conflict. Impartiality means that we prioritize the people we assist solely based on their needs, regardless of their political, ethnic or religious identities, or any other traits or affiliations."

Neutrality and impartiality, he says, "guide us through the tough choices we have to make on the front lines of some of the world’s most pressing and complex humanitarian emergencies. Our commitment to these principles helps create the trust and credibility so essential to our acceptance by all sides in many of the places where we work — as a result, they help us access the patients who need our care the most."

To read the Spring 2018 issue of Dispatches, follow the story links below. To download a PDF of the magazine, click here.

Dispatches is MSF Canada's official magazine. In it, we bring you stories and updates about MSF's lifesaving work, as seen through the eyes of our staff, our patients and our donors — and especially from the perspective of the many Canadians working on the ground with MSF around the world. If you are interested in having Dispatches delivered directly to your inbox, please email dispatches@msf.ca