Médecins Sans Frontières Logistique is one of two purchasing and supply centres for the Médecins Sans Frontières Movement. MSF Logistique is responsible for :

  • purchasing medical and non-medical products
  • packaging
  • storage
  • shipping these materials and medicines to the main humanitarian intervention locations, for both MSF and other international NGOs

For more than 35 years, we have been supplying a range of products such as medicines and vaccines, as well as inflatable hospitals, 4x4 and emergency kits.

Who are we ?

In 1979, Médecins Sans Frontières had been in existence for eight years, when Jacques Pinel described it as "an organisation without organisation". As a young pharmacist working in Thai refugee camps, he was alarmed to notice boxes of medicines stacked under a tarp, without any place to store them... Concerned about the conditions under which treatment was being provided, he discussed, explained, and oversaw the creation of a logistics base for Médecins Sans Frontières. The first kits appeared, with protocols and a list of essential medicines: they formed the pillars of the Médecins Sans Frontières logistics and the keys to its efficacy. This drive for professionalism gave birth to Médecins Sans Frontières Logistique in 1986.

Jacques Pinel 1942-2015

Today, Médecins Sans Frontières logistics are split between field operations, national headquarters, and purchasing centres. We also share our expertise with all humanitarian organisations.


More than 35 years of evolution and professionalism


Médecins Sans Frontières France creates its first supply centre, MSF Logistique, based in Narbonne then in Lézignan-Corbières (11)


MSF Logistique moves to Mérignac (33), near the Bordeaux-Mérignac airport


Genocide in Rwanda


MSF receives the Nobel Peace Prize


First expansion, which increases storage capacity to 5,200 m²


Crisis in Darfur
Tsunami in Southeast Asia


Food crisis in Niger


MSF Logistique obtains the "certificate of good distribution practices" as a wholesale pharmaceutical establishment with a humanitarian mission


Creation of a subsidiary in Dubai


Earthquake in Haiti


The new warehouse is commissioned. Storage capacity at the Mérignac site increases to 12,800 m²
War in Syria


Earthquake in the Philippines


Unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa


Earthquake in Nepal
Conflict in Yemen


The 30-year anniversary of MSF Logistique
Rental of two storage facilities in Blanquefort (33): storage capacity increases to 21,661 m2.
Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

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Data processing organisation

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MSF Logistique
3, rue du Domaine de la Fontaine  33700 Mérignac
+33 5 56 13 73 73

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