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August 21, 2002

Geneva, August 22, 2002 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to maintain the suspension of its activities in Ingushetia, Chechnya, and Dagestan. The decision to suspend had been taken by MSF following the abduction of Arjan Erkel, MSF's head of mission in Dagestan, as well as of Nina Davydovich, head of Druzhba, a Russian NGO in Chechnya.

August 18, 2002

MSF Offices In Dagestan Remain Open, Operations Continue To Be Suspended

Geneva, August 19, 2002 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is very concerned about the fate of Arjan Erkel and demands his unconditional release. MSF continues to suspend relief operations in Dagestan but its offices in Makhachkala and Khazaviurt remain open.

August 13, 2002

Operations In Chechnya, Dagestan, And Ingushetia Suspended

Geneva, 14 August 2002 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the abduction of Arjan Erkel, MSF's Head of Mission for Dagestan, in the regional capital of Makhachkala on the evening of August 12. MSF is extremely concerned about Erkel's fate and urges whoever is holding him to respect his physical and mental integrity and to release him unharmed.

August 12, 2002

Geneva, 13 August 2002 — The international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms today that Arjan Erkel, a Dutch national working as Head of Mission for the organization since February 2002 in Makhachkala, the Russian Republic of Dagestan, was abducted yesterday evening.

August 05, 2002

Suspension Of Operations Inside Chechnya Will Continue

July 08, 2002

Moscow/New York, July 9, 2002 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns the forced relocation of displaced Chechens and Russians to temporary locations in Grozny, where violence and insecurity are a common feature of life. The closure on Sunday of a camp in Znamenskoye, in northern Chechnya, was accomplished by an organized campaign of harassment and coercion by the authorities, which left people with no option but to move out.

July 06, 2002

New Data Reassert The Feasibility Of Antiretroviral Treatment In Resource-Poor Settings; Governments Still Refuse To Commit Funds For Life-Extending Medicines

June 27, 2002

One Child in Six Malnourished; Malnutrition Leading Cause of Death

June 10, 2002

Response of Angolan Government and United Nations Shockingly Insufficient

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