MSF withdraws from Afghanistan

by Anonymous on 7/29/2004

According to this article in the French newspaper Le Monde, a famous international humanitarian organisation Médecins sans frontières has withdrawn from Afghanistan due to repeated attacks against its staff in the country. Médecins sans frontières started its operations in Afghanistan in 1980. With its withdrawal, the organisation also wants to protest against the combining of military and humanitarian work by the coalition forces, which specifically refers to US-led regional reconstruction teams doing humanitarian work like digging wells, but also gathering intelligence information.

The question now is what happens if there would be others to follow the suit. A massive humanitarian, technical and economic aid to Afghanistan, in my opinion, explains the relative success of American operation there.


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Education 2003–2004 Master Degree in Developmental Studies (DESS “Gestion et dynamisation du développement”), The University of Pierre Mendès France of Grenoble, France 1998-2003 Bachelor Degree in International Economics, The University of World Economy and Diplomacy of Tashkent, Uzbekistan Work Experience 05/2004-08/2004 Researcher, The Economic Mission of France in Istanbul, Turkey 04/2003-09/2003 Research assistant and Translator in the UNDP project UZB 01/04 on institutional reinforcement of the Higher School of Business under the President of Uzbekistan 01/2003-04/2003 Interpreter, International Department, The Higher School of Business, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 09/2002-01/2003 English Language Junior Editor at the Journal “International Relations, Law and Economy” of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 06/2002-09/2002 Intern, CIS countries Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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