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August 19, 2003

Monrovia, August 20, 2003 - Fighting in Bong County, northeast of Monrovia, is threatening the safety of 60,000 displaced Liberians living in the Maimu, Totota, and Salala camps just 45 kilometers from the frontline.

"Displaced Liberians in Bong county have already been forced to flee as many as four times in the past two years alone, and now, when their health situation is especially dire, their safety is under threat again," says Pierre Mendiharat, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) head of mission in Liberia.

August 19, 2003

Brussels, 20 August 2003 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is shocked and saddened by the deaths of a large number of Iraqi and international staff in yesterday's brutal attack on the United Nations office in Baghdad. We extend our deepest condolences to those who have lost relatives and friends. For the many people who were injured, MSF hopes for a speedy and complete recovery.

August 11, 2003

One year after Aid Worker's kidnapping, MSF considers the investigation to be a failure, and calls for more action by the Russian authorities tosecure Arjan's safe release.

Moscow/Geneva, August 12, 2003 - It has been one year since Arjan Erkel, a volunteer for the humanitarian medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), was abducted in Makhatchkala, the capital of the Russian Republic of Dagestan. MSF expresses its indignation about Arjan's continued captivity.

August 10, 2003

Moscow/New York August 11, 2003 - Chechen civilians continue to face increasing pressure to leave Bella camp, a displaced persons tented settlement that is gradually being emptied in Sleptovskaia, Ingushetia, a Republic of the Russian Federation. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) witnessed today that only 930 people remain in the camp. Statistics from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) showed that 3,200 people were living there in January and 1,430 at the end of July.

August 07, 2003

Cape Town, 8 August 2003 - The international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today welcomed with enthusiasm the South African government's announcement that it would roll-out a national HIV/AIDS treatment plan. In a statement issued today, the South African Cabinet instructed the Department of Health to develop a detailed implementation plan by the end of September 2003 that includes the provision of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy in the public sector in South Africa.

July 31, 2003

Monrovia, August 1, 2003 - Hundreds of thousands of civilians are still besieged in the Liberian capital of Monrovia. Over the past two weeks, teams from the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have treated 400 war wounded. In Samuel Doe stadium, where 40,000 people have sought shelter, MSF teams are carrying out over 250 consultations a day. In an attempt to continue addressing these needs, two charter planes of humanitarian aid arrived in Monrovia today.

July 24, 2003

Illusion of protection can do more harm than good

July 24, 2003

MSF Urges Warring Parties to Stop Targeting Civilians and Medical Facilities

Monrovia, 25 July 2003 - This morning shells landed in Monrovia's "Mamba Point" neighborhood, where the international medical humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has been running two hospitals since the city's public hospital was forced to close a month ago. One shell exploded only ten meters from the gates of the hospital compounds. The MSF teams have already received more than 50 wounded and 11 dead.

July 19, 2003

MSF Treating War Wounded Civilians; One Staff Member Killed

July 15, 2003

Paris, 16 July 2003 - A key opportunity to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has been missed: donor countries have failed to muster up enough funding to seriously tackle these killer diseases in developing countries. At a Paris meeting today sponsored by the French Government and Global Fund it became clear that a 50% deficit for the third, October 2003 funding round has not been filled by new donations. The fund currently has access to only about US$450 million to cover projects that will need between US$800 million a US$1 billion.