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U.S. concerned by reports Myanmar suspends MSF in Rakhine State

By Jared Ferrie YANGON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday urged Myanmar to allow humanitarian agencies "unfettered access" in Rakhine state, following reports the government had ordered medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to stop working there. The Nobel Prize-winning charity has been giving health care to both ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, a mostly stateless minority who live in apartheid-like conditions and who otherwise have little access to healthcare.

MSF quits Morocco, protesting anti-migrant attacks

Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday it was closing its projects in Morocco in protest at the plight of African migrants allegedly abused by Spanish and Moroccan police as they try to reach European soil. The group reported treating hundreds of migrants who said they had been beaten by Moroccan and Spanish security forces guarding a fence that closes off the Spanish enclave of Melilla.

MSF urges Syria government to lift curbs on medical aid

DUBAI, March 7 (Reuters) - Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) urged the Syrian government on Thursday to allow medical supplies into rebel-held areas and stop what it called attacks on hospitals and doctors. Speaking at a news conference in Dubai, MSF Director General Fillipe Ribeiro added that anyone providing political support to the combatants should not use movements of humanitarian aid to smuggle in weapons.

Lebanon must boost aid, health care for Syrians, MSF says

* Syrian refugees denied medical care in Lebanon, MSF says * MSF survey shows 52 pct of refugees cannot afford treatment * Agency criticises UNHCR for slow registration of refugees By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Lebanon should grant free medical care to destitute Syrian refugees, many of whom are denied treatment for heart disease and other chronic ailments because they cannot afford it, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Thursday.

MSF warns of 'emergency' in Myanmar camps

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders warned Thursday of a "humanitarian emergency" in strife-hit western Myanmar with tens of thousands of people unable to access urgently needed medical care. Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) said its teams on the ground in Rakhine State faced threats, hostility and accusations of a bias towards the Rohingya Muslim minority group.
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