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December 16, 1999

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.

December 15, 1999

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.

December 14, 1999

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.

December 08, 1999

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.

December 08, 1999

Oslo, December 9, 1999 — War and civil strife in Africa are causing a re-emergence of deadly diseases that had previously been brought under control. Despite dramatic growth in incidence, diseases such as leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness are, and will likely continue to be, "Neglected Diseases."

November 29, 1999

Seattle, November 30, 1999 — The international medical relief agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today called on member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) urgently to address the growing crisis in access to lifesaving medicines in the developing world by creating a Standing Working Group on Access to Medicines. Such a working group would examine how international trade laws impact the availability of effective and affordable medicines for infectious diseases that kill 17 million people each year.

November 17, 1999

Brussels/New York, November 18, 1999 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today announced that it is suspending its intervention in the regroupment camps of the province of Bujumbura Rural, Burundi, due to poor conditions in the camps and inaccessibility to aid workers. About 300,000 people, or two-thirds of the province’s population, are living in 50 camp sites. They were regrouped by Burundian authorities as insecurity has increased in and around Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi.