Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Top Ten Horrors of the World

BBC just ran an article where they detail how dangerous it has become to do aid work in some parts of the world. The article is based on a Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) report shows a very alarming trend.

In many parts of the world, it is getting more dangerous for organizations like Medicins Sans Frontieres to do their work because they are often targeted for attacks. Nicolas de Torrente, the director of MSF-USA stated to the BBC:

The issue for us is how to reach these people and how to try to
provide them with meaningful assistance and there we find that there are many
obstacles," he said.
Governments don't want us to be present - they fear
the exposure that comes with that. They want to deny assistance to these
populations and, increasingly, we see attacks, directed attacks, against aid
workers (Torrente).

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