Doctors Without Borders Pulls Out of Somalia

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The aid group Doctors Without Borders says it's pulling out of Somalia after 22 years of work there because of attacks on its staff.

Doctors Without Borders says armed groups and civilian leaders in Somalia "support, tolerate or condone" killings, assaults and abductions of aid workers.

The group says the pull-out will cut off hundreds of thousands of Somali civilians from humanitarian aid.

It comes about a month after two Spanish workers from Doctors Without Borders were released after nearly two years in captivity in Somalia.

The group's international president says that respect for humanitarian principles no longer exists in Somalia.

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