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Charity pulls out of Somalia after 22 years because of violence and abuse

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5150 (Published 15 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5150
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

The medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, has announced that it has closed all its programmes in Somalia because of attacks on its staff and the unsafe environment in which it has been operating.

The charity, which has worked in Somalia since 1991, said that its withdrawal from the country would leave hundreds of thousands of Somalians without the little medical …

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