MSF forced to close all medical programmes in Somalia

Abuse and manipulation of humanitarian action end 22 years of medical aid in Somalia; armed groups and civilian leadership support and tolerance of violent attacks against MSF undermine minimum security guarantees needed to maintain assistance programmes Nairobi, 14 August 2013 — After working continuously in Somalia since 1991, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today announced the closure of all its programmes in Somalia, the result of extreme attacks on its staff in an environment where armed groups and civilian leaders increasingly support, tolerate, or condone the killing, assaulting, and abducting…

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MSF forced to close all medical programmes in Somalia

Abuse and manipulation of humanitarian action end 22 years of medical aid in Somalia; armed groups and civilian leadership support and tolerance of violent attacks against MSF undermine minimum security guarantees needed to maintain assistance programmes Nairobi, 14 August 2013 — After working continuously in Somalia since 1991, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today announced the closure of all its programmes in Somalia, the result of extreme attacks on its staff in an environment where armed groups and civilian leaders increasingly support, tolerate, or condone the killing, assaulting, and abducting…

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