● Yes, though it’s very rare considering we have some 30,000 people in the field on any given day. The majority are in accidents or due to illness.
● MSF works hard to minimize risk of deliberate targeting by talking to all sides in a conflict, asserting and reasserting our independence and our impartiality, along with our medical ethics.
● Among the most severe incidents were the killing of three aid workers in Somalia in January 2008, and two others in December 2011, and the killing of five field workers in Afghanistan in 2004, which forced us to end operations there for five years. In October 2011, two aid workers were abducted from a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, and held for more than a year and a half inside Somalia, until their release was finally secured in July 2013.

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