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"Top Ten" Humanitarian Crises in 2008
« on: December 31, 2008, 08:26:20 PM »
MSF Releases 11th Annual "Top Ten" List

Massive forced civilian displacements, violence, and unmet medical needs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, and Pakistan, along with neglected medical emergencies in Myanmar and Zimbabwe, are some of the worst humanitarian and medical emergencies in the world, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports in its annual list of the "Top Ten" humanitarian crises.


“Working on the frontlines of crisis zones throughout the world, MSF medical teams witness firsthand the medical and psychological consequences people endure from extreme violence, displacement, and neglected—yet treatable—diseases and health needs. In some of these places, it is extremely difficult for aid groups to access populations requiring help. Where we are able to provide assistance, we have a special responsibility to bear witness and speak out about intolerable suffering and draw attention to basic humanitarian needs—needs that are often largely ignored.”

— Dr. Christophe Fournier
MSF International Council President


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Re: "Top Ten" Humanitarian Crises in 2008
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009, 12:35:16 AM »
It's next year Somalia still in TOP TEN humanitarian crisis......
In diagnosis think of the easy first.
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