Charity says its staff are put at risk by US military's description of itself as “humanitarian”BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7426.1248-b (Published 27 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1248
- Jane Burgermeister
The German head of Médecins Sans Frontières has warned that the lives of doctors and nurses working in Iraq are being put at risk by the US military's decision to brand many of its own activities as humanitarian help.
Ulrike von Pilar said that the charity had scaled back its foreign staff in Baghdad in response to the bombing of the Red Cross headquarters on 27 October. She strongly condemned the targeting of Red Cross workers as a …