Doctors without borders are leaving Afghanistan.

I guess that the police ‘Stan are too weak to protect the innocent.  And the legal system is either disinterested or unable to help find the killers.

Aid doctors to leave Afghanistan

The Taleban claimed responsibility for the June attack
Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres says it will pull out of Afghanistan because of the killing of five of its staff and the risk of further attacks.
The group said it was unhappy with a government probe into the June deaths.

It also accused US-led forces in Afghanistan of using humanitarian aid for “military and political motives”. The US military rejected the claims.

The Nobel prize-winning agency has continued to operate through the country’s upheavals for 24 years.

The BBC correspondent in Kabul, Andrew North, says the decision of MSF (Doctors without Borders) is sending shockwaves through the country’s aid community.

People are questioning whether we are allied with the military… We have to struggle to convince them we’re not

Kenny Gluck, MSF head in Afghanistan Some experts say the move will have a knock-on effect on other aid groups.

Kenny Gluck, head of MSF operations in Afghanistan, criticised the Afghan government’s failure to prosecute those responsible for the deaths of the MSF workers in the 2 June attack.

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Posted by SPN on 07/29 at 05:02 PM in International

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