The "WINGS of ART" charity exhibition will exclusively support the globally respected non-profit organization Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontier), with all proceeds from the exhibition supporting the organization's missions in Yemen.
As early as 1994 Doctors Without Borders began providing services in Yemen. Subsequently the Yemeni civil war began in 2015, resulting in widespread damage to the public infrastructure including many healthcare facilities.
Hundreds of hospitals and clinics around the country are unable to function due to regular air raids, bombings, and general lack of supplies, funds and staff. More than 3 million Yemeni citizens have lost their homes.
An estimated 20 million citizens require humanitarian assistance making the situation in Yemen "one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. This already dire scenario is only made worse by rampant infectious disease, including cholera and diphtheria..
The scope of assistance by Doctors Without Borders is among the organization's largest effort in an individual country worldwide. Altogether, Doctors Without Borders supports thirteen hospitals and twenty clinics across the country's twelve regions.
Our theme "WINGS of ART" was selected specifically to express the sentiment that the doctors dedicating their time and often putting themselves at great personal risk represent a complex ideal, being viewed as world travelers to dangerous regions, flying in to assist those in need, and in fact for many being viewed as human form of mercy.