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November 13, 2003

MSF providing assistance to 497 immigrants without shelter in Ceuta, Spain

Ceuta, Spain, November 14, 2003 - Hundreds of men and women, most of them newly arrived asylum seekers from Sub-Saharan Africa, are still without shelter, sufficient food, and medical assistance on the beaches of Ceuta, Spain, and are being forced to spend nights in the open in poor weather conditions.

November 13, 2003

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, November 13, 2003 - As leaders convene at the XIII Iberoamerican Summit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the international medical humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls upon governments in the Americas to guarantee access to medicines for people across the continent.

November 04, 2003

Rome, November 5, 2003 - As European Union (EU) and Russian leaders convene a summit meeting in Rome this week, the international humanitarian medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls upon the president of the European Union to press Russian President Vladimir Putin to secure the release of Arjan Erkel, the MSF volunteer abducted on August 12, 2002 in the Russian Republic of Dagestan.

October 26, 2003

27 October 2003 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns this morning's attack on an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) compound in Baghdad. MSF also wishes to express its deep sorrow towards the relatives, friends and colleagues of those who were killed in the attack.

October 21, 2003

Geneva, 22 October 2003 - Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) welcomed today's Clinton Foundation announcement that generic AIDS drugs will now be available in some developing countries at dramatically reduced prices - the new price of US$0.36 per day nearly halves the lowest price to date. The generic companies involved in this agreement are producing fixed-dose combinations, which can be taken in the form of one pill twice a day.

October 02, 2003

Nazran/Moscow, October 3, 2003 - On Wednesday, October 1, authorities in Ingushetia closed Bela Camp, which housed up to 3,500 displaced Chechens, according to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). This is only the most recent step authorities have taken in implementing a strategy of closing down camps for displaced people in Ingushetia, a Russian Republic neighboring Chechnya.

September 30, 2003

Bukavu-Goma, October 1, 2003 - MSF has begun providing free treatment with antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to HIV/AIDS patients in Bukavu.

In the war-afflicted east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where people are more used to friends and relatives dying of HIV/AIDS than living with it and local health structures have no capacity to provide ARVs, this initiative marks an important step in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

September 24, 2003

Geneva, September 25th 2003 - The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns that thousands of lives could be lost in Africa if donors fail to fund the production of a new meningitis vaccine in the next two weeks. Prompt action is needed to ensure supplies will be available when the next meningitis epidemic season begins in Africa in late 2003 or early 2004. So far, MSF is the only organization to allocate funds (€ 1 million) to purchase the vaccine.