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Myanmar orders MSF to 'cease all activities' in the country

Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Friday said the Myanmar government had ordered it to suspend all its activities in the country, halting vital healthcare to thousands of people. "MSF is deeply shocked by this unilateral decision and extremely concerned about the fate of tens of thousands of patients currently under our care across the country," the group said in a statement, adding the move would have a "devastating impact" on its 30,000 HIV/AIDS patients and more than 3,000 tuberculosis patients. klm/erf/mfp

Myanmar orders MSF to 'cease all activities' in the country

Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Friday said the Myanmar government had ordered it to suspend all its activities in the country, halting vital healthcare to thousands of people. "MSF is deeply shocked by this unilateral decision and extremely concerned about the fate of tens of thousands of patients currently under our care across the country," the group said in a statement, adding the move would have a "devastating impact" on its 30,000 HIV/AIDS patients and more than 3,000 tuberculosis patients. klm/erf/mfp

Belgian, Dane, Peruvian, Swede and Swiss MSF staff taken in Syria

The five Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staffers seized by an unknown group in northern Syria this week are Belgian, Danish, Peruvian, Swedish and Swiss nationals, the humanitarian organisation said Saturday. "We can confirm that our personnel who have disappeared are expatriates of Belgian, Danish, Peruvian, Swedish and Swiss nationalities," an MSF spokeswoman said in a brief statement to AFP in Paris. The organisation has been extremely spare in information provided on the employees, who were taken Thursday night from a house they were using in war-ravaged Syria.

Belgian, Dane, Peruvian, Swede and Swiss MSF staff taken in Syria

The five Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staffers seized by an unknown group in northern Syria this week are Belgian, Danish, Peruvian, Swedish and Swiss nationals, the humanitarian organisation said Saturday. "We can confirm that our personnel who have disappeared are expatriates of Belgian, Danish, Peruvian, Swedish and Swiss nationalities," an MSF spokeswoman said in a brief statement to AFP in Paris. The organisation has been extremely spare in information provided on the employees, who were taken Thursday night from a house they were using in war-ravaged Syria.

Belgian, Dane, Swede and Swiss among MSF staff taken in Syria

Belgian, Danish, Swedish and Swiss nationals are among five Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staffers seized by an unknown group in northern Syria this week, the humanitarian organisation said Saturday. Spokespeople from the various chapters of the group in the different countries confirmed the information regarding the MSF employees taken Thursday night from a house they were using in war-ravaged Syria. "I can't give you any details for security reasons, but one of them is of Swiss nationality," MSF Switzerland spokeswoman Sibylle Berger told AFP.

MSF says 5 staff members 'taken by group' in north Syria

Five staffers from Doctors without Borders (MSF) have been taken from a house in northern Syria by an unknown group, the medical NGO said Friday. "MSF confirms that five members of its staff were taken yesterday night from an MSF house in the north of Syria by a group, apparently for questioning," spokeswoman Samantha Maurin said in a statement. burs-sah/ser/al

MSF pulls out of Somalia after 'extreme attacks'

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) closed all its operations in war-torn Somalia on Wednesday, warning of growing insecurity, after 22 years of working in the Horn of Africa troublespot. "The closure of our activities is a direct result of extreme attacks on our staff, in an environment where armed groups and civilian leaders increasingly support, tolerate, or condone the killing, assaulting, and abducting of humanitarian aid workers," MSF president Unni Karunakara told reporters.

MSF pulls out of Somalia after amid growing insecurity

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) closed all its operations in war-torn Somalia on Wednesday, warning of growing insecurity, after 22 years of working in the Horn of Africa troublespot. "The closure of our activities is a direct result of extreme attacks on our staff, in an environment where armed groups and civilian leaders increasingly support, tolerate, or condone the killing, assaulting, and abducting of humanitarian aid workers," MSF president Unni Karunakara told reporters.

MSF pulls out of Somalia amid growing insecurity

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) closed all its operations in war-torn Somalia on Wednesday, warning of growing insecurity, after 22 years of working in the Horn of Africa troublespot. "The closure of our activities is a direct result of extreme attacks on our staff, in an environment where armed groups and civilian leaders increasingly support, tolerate, or condone the killing, assaulting, and abducting of humanitarian aid workers," MSF president Unni Karunakara told reporters.

MSF pulls out of Somalia amid growing insecurity

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) closed all its operations in war-torn Somalia on Wednesday, warning of growing insecurity, after 22 years of working in the Horn of Africa troublespot. "The closure of our activities is a direct result of extreme attacks on our staff, in an environment where armed groups and civilian leaders increasingly support, tolerate, or condone the killing, assaulting, and abducting of humanitarian aid workers," MSF president Unni Karunakara told reporters.
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