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June 08, 2007

New York, June 8, 2007 – While Darfur remains the focus of intense political discussions surrounding the establishment of humanitarian corridors from Chad–of little relation to the reality on the ground—150,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are caught up in a growing humanitarian crisis in Chad itself, the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. Although a recent MSF survey has confirmed an emergency situation, assistance is still largely insufficient and MSF is confronting numerous obstacles to increasing its activities inside Chad.

May 24, 2007

Johannesburg, South Africa, May 24, 2007 — The dire lack of health care workers in southern Africa is threatening efforts to expand access to HIV/AIDS treatment, warned the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a new report issued today. The report covers four southern African countries–Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa–where more than one million people still need life-saving antiretroviral treatment but do not have access to it. Lack of action will result in unnecessary illness and death.

May 22, 2007

Paris, May 22, 2007 — A few days after Doctor Bernard Kouchner's appointment as France's minister of foreign affairs, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) notes a potential confusion between his new responsibilities and the role he has played in humanitarian organizations such as MSF. The mixing of politics and humanitarian action is fundamentally prejudicial to our activities and to the deployment of impartial and independent assistance on the field. In such contexts as conflicts, it may be particularly dangerous.

May 18, 2007

Jerusalem/Paris, May 18, 2007 — On May 17, Mr. Mossaab Bashir, a member of the staff of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Gaza Strip, was charged by an Israeli court with "contact with a foreign agent" and "conspiracy to commit a crime." Mr. Bashir was arrested on April 19, 2007 in Jerusalem after attending an MSF work meeting. The charges handed down against Mr. Bashir are in no way related to either MSF or to its activities.

May 04, 2007

Geneva, May 4, 2007 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) denounces in the strongest possible terms the relentless attitude of the Dutch government in its pursuit of legal action against MSF and its persistent denial of the role it played in freeing Arjan Erkel.

April 24, 2007

New York, April 24, 2007 – In the last weeks, tens of thousands of displaced Somalis have fled Mogadishu following a resurgence of violence affecting the capital city of Somalia, already home to many displaced people. This recent spell of violence has put on roads entire columns of people attempting to move to safer areas of the country such as Lower Shabelle region, Hiiraan region, Galguduud region, and Bay region.

April 11, 2007

New York, 11 April 2007 – Since cholera was confirmed in Mogadishu on March19, 2007, the international humanitarian medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated more than 800 patients. However the recent worsening violence is making it increasingly difficult for patients to access MSF's cholera treatment center (CTC), which opened two weeks ago. The fighting is also preventing MSF national staff from reaching other areas of the city.

March 22, 2007

New York, March 22, 2007 – The international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today released statistics showing that even under optimized conditions, treatment will succeed in barely more than half of patients with multi-drug resistant (MDR) Tuberculosis (TB). As insufficient research and development on new drugs and diagnostics has left health staff without the right tools to treat the disease, some patients will go on to develop extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB regardless of the quality of care they are offered. The situation is particularly alarming when treating people co-infected with TB and HIV.

March 15, 2007

Geneva, March 15, 2007 – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has just learned with great satisfaction of the judgement handed down by the Court of First Instance of the Republic and Canton of Geneva concerning the case brought against it by the Netherlands Government. This lawsuit involved the reimbursement of a ransom paid by the Netherlands authorities in April 2004 for the release of Arjan Erkel, MSF head of mission who was held hostage in the North Caucasus region for over 600 days.

March 15, 2007

Bangkok/New York/Geneva, 15 March 2007 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today denounced Abbott Laboratories' decision not to market its new medicines in Thailand. The Chicago-based multinational pharmaceutical company has cited Thailand's use of compulsory licenses as a reason for taking the drastic measures. MSF notes that the use of compulsory licenses to improve access to essential medicines is consistent with international laws, and is concerned that patients will bear the brunt of Abbott's harsh decision.

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