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Medical agency suspends aid in Dagestan after kidnapping

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7361.406 (Published 24 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:406
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    International medical relief organisation Médecins Sans Frontiàres has had to suspend its activities in the Caucasian states of Dagestan and Ingushetia after the kidnapping of one of its regional coordinators.

    Dutch aid worker Peter-Arjan Erkel has been head of mission of the Swiss branch of Médecins Sans Frontiàres in Makhachkala in Dagestan since April. His car was intercepted on 12 August as he returned home, and …

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