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June 26, 2003

Monrovia, Liberia, June 27, 2003 - The few health facilities still functioning in Monrovia are stretched to their limits. The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has transformed two of its compounds in the Mamba Point area of the Liberian capital into emergency hospitals with outpatient and inpatient facilities. The vast majority of people they receive are civilians who arrive with wounds from stray bullets and mortars.

June 25, 2003

MSF demands exemption of flight ban

June 24, 2003

MSF demands that warring parties in Liberia respect rights of civilian population

June 19, 2003

MSF Reinforces Teams With Volunteers and Material

Monrovia/Paris, June 20, 2003 - Even with a recently signed cease-fire signed between Liberia's warring parties, civilian populations are still in an extremely precarious condition, the international medical humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. MSF reinforced its teams and sent 15 tons of medical and logistic material to help the displaced population of Monrovia and Bong County.

June 10, 2003

Monrovia/New York, June 11, 2003 - Staff and patients in Monrovia's last remaining public hospital were forced to leave yesterday, as the 130-bed civilian Redemption Hospital, supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), found itself on the frontline in the extremely violent war raging in the city. Before all staff and patients fled, it was filled to capacity with a large number of war-wounded.

June 09, 2003

Washington D.C., June 10, 2003 - In testimony delivered to the Helsinki Commission, the House and Senate's joint commission on security and cooperation in Europe, the independent medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urged the United States government today to press Russian authorities to immediately stop all official and unofficial measures forcing thousands of displaced Chechens to return to war-torn Chechnya.

June 08, 2003

Monrovia/New York, 9 June 2003 - As virtually all international embassy, business, and non-governmental agency staff evacuate Monrovia, Liberians find themselves in an increasingly desperate situation in the capital, Monrovia, according to the independent medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Fighting continues for the fourth consecutive day, and there is no functioning water supply, hospitals have no electricity or other source of energy, and Monrovians are now fleeing their homes to find safety elsewhere.

June 05, 2003

Monrovia/New York: June 6, 2003 - The situation in Liberia's capital is increasingly chaotic, with thousands of displaced people arriving, the international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reported today. Since yesterday, tens of thousands of displaced people have been fleeing refugee camps outside the capital and moving into Monrovia.

June 01, 2003

Evian, June 2, 2003 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today denounced the G8 Action Plan on Health, criticizing the deliberate sacrifice of solutions to increase access to essential medicines in favor of G8 political and commercial interests.

May 27, 2003

MSF appeals for urgent UN intervention

Brussels, May 28, 2003 - The first signs of malnutrition are now evident among the refugee population in Goré, Chad, 15 mile from the Central African Republic (CAR) border. In a recent food security assessment carried out by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), 30% of children under 5 years of age are now at risk of acute malnutrition. Yet still no food is forthcoming.