MSF acts as a ‘witness to the truth of injustice’, and struggles to regain the rights and dignity of human beings by speaking up against injustice. Humanitarians can best be achieved with the active involvement of individuals, media and government. (Biography)
The vision of MSF is not to take part in political conflicts, but they view humanitarianism as a noble movement of aiding the humankind. It is not solely aimed at providing medical assistance, charities or food aids but to help people generate their own living standards, recognize their rights and use them, and to teach them to recover their dignity. MSF has “a clear intent to assist, to provoke change, or to reveal injustice (Paragraph 3).” MSF’s visions and activities clearly point towards its “act of indignation, a refusal to accept an active or passive assault on the other (Paragraph 3).” Basing the discussion on MSF’s strategies, actions and work, is it justifiable to believe that government has the sole responsibility of peace making? The individualistic responsibility of people in peacemaking is important for a country and the world at large. Communication, personal responsibility and independence of choice, speech and actions in favor of achieving the peace objectives carry important position in taking part in the peace mission. If the collaborative approach of working towards the peacemaking process is overlooked, it is highly probable that this wave of inhuman acts, unjust decisions, biased policies and unequal distribution of wealth and rights will surround us and our families.
Peacemaking is often considered as the responsibility of the government. However, there are numerous examples which provide a contrary situation. Governments are not taking part to improve the ongoing wars between the states and not even within their states,