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World Must Support, Protect, Be Accountable To Humanitarian Aid Workers

Huffington Post: The Doctors Without Borders Air Strike: Beyond Obama’s Investigation Thomas Kenyon, president and CEO of Project HOPE “Humanitarian aid workers who brave war zones have come to expect, but not accept, errant bullets, bombs, or missiles. But that doesn’t mean that they do not have the right to…

U.S. Analysts Knew Afghan Target Was Hospital, AP Reports; MSF Official Says ‘Precise Destruction’ Indicates Bombing Not ‘Mistake’

Associated Press: APNewsBreak: U.S. analysts knew Afghan site was hospital “American special operations analysts were gathering intelligence on an Afghan hospital days before it was destroyed by a U.S. military attack because they believed it was being used by a Pakistani operative to coordinate Taliban activity, the Associated Press has…

MSF Hospital Bombing ‘Wake-Up Call’ To Examine Humanitarian Protections Under Geneva Conventions

The Lancet: What are the Geneva Conventions for? Editorial Board “…Despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s apology for the bombing [of a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan,] and promise of a full investigation, MSF demands a full transparent and independent international investigation by the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission…

Insecurity, Violence Contributing To Hunger, Malnutrition In Northern Mali, U.N. Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Hunger crisis hits northern Mali amid insecurity, violence — U.N. “Violence against aid groups and general insecurity have plunged the Timbuktu region in northern Mali into a hunger crisis, with tens of thousands of children at increasing risk of dying from malnutrition, according to the United Nations.…

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