Doctors Without Borders Pulls Out of Somalia

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
International aid organization Doctors Without Borders is ending its presence in the east African country of Somalia, saying attacks on foreign relief workers are too frequent.

MGN Online

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The aid group Doctors Without Borders says it's pulling out of Somalia after 22 years of work there because of attacks on its staff.
Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French initials as MSF, said Wednesday that armed groups and civilian leaders in Somalia "support, tolerate or condone" killings, assaults and abductions of aid workers.
The group said the pull-out will cut off hundreds of thousands of Somali civilians from humanitarian aid.
It comes about a month after two Spanish workers from Doctors Without Borders were released after nearly two years in captivity in Somalia.
MSF's international president said that respect for humanitarian principles no longer exists in Somalia.


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