Thursday, July 29, 2004

MSF Leaves Afghanistan

Doctors Without Borders, my favorite charity, is shutting down its programs in Afghanistan in response to killings of its personnel. This organization has been in Afghanistan for 24 years, which means they handled the Soviet invasion, and the civil war which brought the Taliban to power. Not only that, but the attacks on their volunteers took place in the northwest, not in the south, which has the reputation for the most security problems. This is very troubling sign and a depressing if understandable development.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home