Medic-Aid Africa was set up by a small team of trauma doctors, following what was due to be a one-off trip to DR Congo to provide humanitarian aid in the growing crisis.
It rapidly became clear that just one visit would be nowhere near sufficient.
Therefore, Medic-Aid Africa was formed to provide the much-needed medical and humanitarian aid to the people, especially the children and orphans, of DRC, particularly in North Kivu province.
In 2010 MAA had the privilege to partner with a local NGO in Ethiopia and to travel there and expand our activities. We are humbled to have been welcomed so wholeheartedly into the rural community of Shanto, in Southern Ethiopia.
The following months saw a great deal of progress being made in providing a much-needed medical facility, water wells, education and community health projects.
We strive to provide emergency medical care, daily health care, and social assistance to those who need it most, regardless of ethnic origin, religion, or political affiliation.
We rely on private individuals for the majority of our funding. In the field, we conduct our own assessments, manage projects directly on the ground, and monitor the impact of our aid.
100% of funding raised goes direct to all our projects.
Our doctors personally run the medical programmes, and emergency-intervention projects, in the field, with support from local staff and volunteers.
We campaign locally and internationally for greater respect for humanitarian law and the rights of civilians to impartial humanitarian assistance.
We firmly believe that EVERY child matters, and deserves a future.
We wholly endorse and adopt the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child.
In particular: 'Special protection measures covering the rights of refugee children, those affected by armed conflicts, children deprived of their liberty and children suffering economic, sexual or other forms of exploitation.'
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