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April 16, 2003

MSF urges all parties involved in the conflict to respect civilian populations


April 06, 2003

Brussels/Paris, April 7, 2003 – Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) announced today it still has no news about two MSF volunteers who disappeared Wednesday, April 2, in Baghdad. It is reasonable to assume that Iraqi officials are holding the two men. The four other volunteers from the six-person MSF team that has been present in Baghdad for several weeks are still in the Iraqi capital.

April 01, 2003

Moscow, April 2, 2003 – Two hundred and thirty-three days after the kidnapping of Arjan Erkel, head of mission for Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Dagestan, MSF and over 300,00 people worldwide call on President Vladimir Putin of Russia do everything in his power to secure Arjan's release. Today, the first 300,000 signatures of a petition will be delivered to his office.

April 01, 2003

Hanoi/Brussels, April 2, 2003 – Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is re-enforcing its team in the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. The team, in place since March 19, is helping to contain the illness known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which has already killed 75 people and infected over 1800 worldwide.

March 31, 2003

Monrovia/New York, April 1, 2003 – Following violent combat in Liberia, some tens of thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons are now cut off from desperately needed aid and assistance. Last week's fighting led to significant population displacement in eastern Liberia (near the border with Ivory Coast), central Liberia and in Monrovia's outskirts.

March 30, 2003

Kandahar, Afghanistan, March 31, 2003 -- The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is shocked and appalled by the killing of a staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Ricardo Munguía, a water and habitat engineer, was shot in cold blood on March 27 in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan. MSF shares the grief and outrage of Mr Munguía's family, friends, and colleagues, and expresses its sincerest condolences to his loved ones.

March 25, 2003

Amman, Jordan, 26 March 2002 – The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) sent two trucks of medical supplies for Baghdad from Amman, Jordan, today. The 10 tons of supplies include materials for 300 surgeries, post-operative medicines, water and sanitation supplies, and some nutritional material.

March 25, 2003

New York, March 26, 2003 -- The Ingush authorities have given the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) until March 26, 2003, to destroy 180 shelters constructed by MSF for the most vulnerable displaced Chechens in neighboring Ingushetia. This order represents an additional obstacle preventing humanitarian organizations from aiding a population increasingly threatened by forced repatriation.

March 20, 2003

Doctors Without Borders Sends Emergency Team to Aid Displaced