Wallace Richard Rowat

Part of the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize winning MSF team

In honoring MSF for "pioneering humanitarianism," the Norwegian Committee referred to how "in critical situations, marked by violence and brutality," MSF's humanitarian work enables it to create openings between parties in conflict. "At the same time, each fearless and self-sacrificing helper shows each victim a human face, stands for respect for that person's dignity, and is a source of hope for peace and reconciliation."