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June 20, 2005

Khartoum/Amsterdam, June 20, 2005 – The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) welcomes the dropping of all charges against Paul Foreman, its head of mission in Sudan, and Vincent Hoedt, its regional coordinator in Darfur.

June 13, 2005

Bujumbura, 13 June 2005 – Medical staff from the international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been denied access to Songore, a transit camp for some 7,000 Rwandese that fled to Burundi earlier in May. The MSF clinic inside the camp is now guarded by Burundese military and medical staff cannot enter the premises, depriving the remaining population from medical care. Before being denied access, MSF was conducting more than 100 medical consultations a day in Songore.

June 11, 2005

Geneva, June 11, 2005 - The two members of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-Switzerland who were abducted north of Bunia in the Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on June 2 have been freed by their abductors this morning. They are in good health and have been safely reunited with the MSF team in Bunia.

June 09, 2005

New York/Paris, June 9, 2005 - In response to the nutritional crisis in Niger, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has more than tripled its capacity to treat severely malnourished children. Immediate provision of food aid is the only way to avoid a life threatening situation for thousands of already malnourished children.

June 08, 2005

London/New York, June 8th, 2005 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), other non-governmental organizations, scientists and a number of Nobel laureates around the world today joined the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative1 in a global appeal to focus research on developing new drugs, diagnostic tests and vaccines for diseases of the poor. The signatories demand political leadership in defining research priorities, ensuring sustained financial support and reducing patent and regulatory barriers to step up vital research and development (R&D) activities.  

June 04, 2005

Geneva/New York, June 4, 2005 - The two Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff abducted on June 2 near Jina in Ituri District, north of Bunia, have still not been freed by their abductors.

June 01, 2005

Brussels/Bujumbura, June 1, 2005 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned about the unacceptable living conditions of Rwandan refugees regrouped in the Songore transit camp. This site, located in Burundi's northern province of Ngozi, 20 kilometers from the Rwandan border, does not have the capacity and is absolutely not suited to accommodate the refugees.

May 31, 2005

Khartoum/Amsterdam, May 31, 2005 - The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) expresses its outrage about the arrest of a second representative in Sudan this morning. Vincent Hoedt, a Dutch national and regional coordinator for MSF in Darfur, was arrested this morning in Nyala.

May 30, 2005

Khartoum/Amsterdam, May 30, 2005 – The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms the arrest of its Head of Mission Paul Foreman, a British national, in Khartoum, Sudan. MSF's Head of Mission has been charged with crimes against the state. MSF is being accused of publishing false reports, undermining society in Sudan, and spying. MSF is outraged by the charges and rejects any notion that the report is false. Paul Foreman has been released on bail early this evening, but is not allowed to leave the country.

May 17, 2005

Geneva, May 17, 2005 – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today that lack of commitment from the leadership of the World Health Organization (WHO) is crippling the effort to improve access to affordable versions of needed drugs.

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