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MSF Team Attacked; Population Virtually Inaccessible

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Bangkok/New York, January 12, 2000 — The international relief organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today called on the US administration to take concrete steps to begin implementing the new widely publicized policy on life-saving AIDS drugs. This policy was first announced by President Clinton in Seattle and further discussed by Vice President Gore this week at the Security Council meeting on AIDS in Africa.

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More Treatment Resources Urgently Needed

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Djakarta/New York, December 30, 1999 — The religious conflict (Christian vs. Muslim) in the Malukus is spreading and engulfing ever greater areas and island populations. Given the escalating level of violence and lack of resolve or capacity on the part of the authorities to prevent or stop it, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is extremely alarmed that the vulnerable population, mostly concentrated in camps, will very soon be left totally unprotected and isolated.

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New York/Paris, December 23, 1999 — The international humanitarian agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today called on the Georgian authorities to re-open their border with Chechnya to allow civilians caught up in the fighting to escape Russian bombardments. The border has been closed since December 10.

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New York/Paris, December 17, 1999 — The international medical relief organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) demands that the border between Chechnya and Georgia be re-opened immediately to allow Chechen civilians to seek shelter from Russian bombardments. The border has been closed since Monday, depriving civilians caught under fierce bombardments of any possibility of escape. This is the only exit route for the population in southern Chechnya.

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New York/Paris, December 16, 1999 — The Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Belgian doctor and German logistics officer held since December 6th in Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone left the area by car this morning and were met in Daru by members of MSF. They were then evacuated by helicopter to Freetown.

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Second Annual Listing Emphasizes Forgotten Wars in Angola, Burundi, Sri Lanka

New York, December 15, 1999 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today issued its second annual list of the Top Ten Underreported Humanitarian Stories of the year. The organization compiled the list to call attention to human crises that were largely ignored by the U.S. press during 1999.

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New York/Paris, December 9, 1999 — A doctor and a logistician of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), who were opening a health project in the district of Kailahun, have been held for 48 hours by Revolutionary United Front (RUF) authorities controlling the region. The two volunteers, with whom there has been some contact in the last two days, are Belgian and German nationals. They are reported to be in good health.

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