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March 17, 2003

New York/Brussels, March 18, 2003 – Following the March 15 seizure of power in the Central African Republic (CAR) by General Bozizé, the situation for the nearly 30,000 Central African refugees taking refuge in the south of Chad is becoming more precarious by the day. Yet as the crisis deepens, international aid agencies seem reluctant to react.

March 12, 2003

UNHCR and Liberian Government Urged to Open Camps in Safe Areas

Map of Liberia

March 06, 2003

Russian authorities unwilling to assume their responsibilities

March 05, 2003

Kinshasa, March 6, 2003 - A serious measles epidemic has reached the region of Kamina Lenge, south of Ankoro, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a vaccination campaign for close to 50,000 children.

February 20, 2003

Lubumbashi/New York, February 21, 2003 - As the death toll from cholera rises dramatically, the international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has dispatched medical teams and medicines to fight several epidemics in the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC).

February 12, 2003

Geneva, February 13, 2003 -- Starting in April last year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been urging pharmaceutical company Roche to reduce its price for nelfinavir (brand-name Viracept), a crucial second-line AIDS drug that was priced out of reach of most patients in developing countries. Roche's announcement today that they will sell nelfinavir with significant reductions in poor countries is a welcome result of this long campaign.

February 11, 2003

MSF calls on the Russian and Dagestani governments to give his case highest priority

February 11, 2003

February 05, 2003

Geneva, February 6, 2003 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the new trivalent (ACW135) meningitis vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline. MSF is particularly encouraged to see that the new product was registered so quickly, in only a few months, while last August, companies and regulatory authorities still argued such a quick maneuver wouldn't be feasible.

February 04, 2003

Moscow, February 5, 2003 -- Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) welcomed the recent declaration by the European Union (EU) calling for the release of Arjan Erkel, head of mission for MSF's medical relief programs in Dagestan, who remains missing after nearly six months.

MSF welcomes the public statement made on January 31 in Brussels by the Presidency of the EU calling for the "immediate and safe release" of Arjan Erkel kidnapped in Dagestan, a republic of the Russian Federation bordering Chechnya.