Jul 28, 2004

Afghanistan sans Médecins Sans Frontières

After 24 years of providing services in Afghanistan, Doctors Without Borders has decided to close medical programs there. (their announcement)

Sad. This in the wake of the killing of five MSF aid workers... and apparently some misunderstanding of the good intentions to "win hearts and minds." That's okay. We've got everything under control... right?
Last April, for example, US planes began dropping leaflets in southern Afghanistan demanding that people pass on any relevant information regarding the Taliban, Al Qaeda, or Hekmatyar to the coalition forces in order to "continue receiving humanitarian aid." (article)


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