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A message of thanks from MSF Canada executive director Joe Belliveau

"Your contribution makes our work possible around the world."

As people across Canada gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, we at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) would like to say thank you to our supporters for helping us save lives and alleviate suffering in nearly 70 countries around the world — and for being a part of MSF with us.

MSF Canada executive director Joe Belliveau recently visited some of MSF's medical and mental health projects along the Mexican migration route and in Central America. While in San Salvador, capital and the most populous city of El Salvador, he witnessed MSF's urgent efforts to improve access to medical and psychological health care in communities affected by ongoing violence.

Since 2015, El Salvador has been ranked among the countries with the highest homicide rates in the world, and an average of 13 women a day are victims of sexual violence. Fights between rival gangs and their clashes with security forces create invisible borders that limit people’s mobility, and the ability of health services to reach them.

Joe saw first-hand the impact that MSF's presence is having, something that is only made possible by the generosity of our supporters here in Canada and around the world.

On behalf of everyone at MSF Canada, he sent the following video to let you know that your support is making a real difference in the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable people.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

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