Obama apologizes for Kunduz attack, MSF demands independent probe

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologized to Medecins Sans Frontieres for the deadly bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, while the medical charity pressed its demand for an international commission to investigate what it calls a war crime. MSF said that an independent humanitarian commission created under the Geneva Conventions in 1991 should be activated for the first time to handle the inquiry. Three investigations have already begun into Saturday's air strike that killed 22 people, including 12 MSF staff.

Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan

Saturday, October 3, 2015
KABUL, Afghanistan — A crowded hospital in the embattled city of Kunduz that treats war wounded came under attack on Saturday and the American military acknowledged that it may have killed 19 patients, staff members and others at the facility while firing on insurgents nearby. The attack, which the military said in a statement might have been “collateral damage” that occurred while engaging militants, drew a fierce international outcry. The head of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, condemned it and called for a “thorough and impartial investigation.” It also renewed scrutiny of the United States military’s record of causing civilian casualties, which has alienated the Afghan public and often undermined relations with the government here.

Afghanistan: MSF staff killed and hospital partially destroyed in Kunduz

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Updated: Oct 5th 9.30 AM EST: Latest update is that twelve staff members and ten patients, including three children, were killed; 37 people were injured including 19 staff members, during the bombing of MSF’s hospital in Kunduz , Afghanistan. The international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific aerial bombing of its hospital in Kunduz.

CAR: Scores Wounded and Emergency Medical Care Blocked by Violence in Bangui

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC—An eruption of retaliatory violence has engulfed the capital of Central African Republic (CAR) following the killing of a motorcycle taxi driver on September 26, wounding scores of people and blocking access to emergency medical care, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

South Sudan: Two MSF Aid Workers Killed as Fighting Continues in Unity State

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Two aid workers from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), including a community health worker, were killed during attacks around Leer, a conflict area in Unity State, South Sudan. MSF was forced to evacuate all international staff from its hospital in Leer in May as fighting in Unity state intensified.