Philippines: MSF Temporarily Suspends Activities After Killings

Valérie Batselaere/MSF
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Following the killings of 46 people on the island of Mindanao on Monday, November 23, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in the Philippines temporarily suspended their activities as the organization’s local contacts said the situation was currently too tense in the area to travel by road.

These killings occurred in an area where MSF has been providing support via mobile clinics to victims of the ongoing conflict between rebels and government troops since October 2008. The Cotabato-based MSF team is preparing emergency intervention kits should the latest event lead to further violence.