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Medical Group Plans Afghanistan Pullout

The relief agency Medecins Sans Frontieres said Wednesday it is pulling out of Afghanistan, discouraged about a fruitless investigation into the slayings of five of its workers and fearful of new attacks. The Nobel prize-winning group’s decision to withdraw was the most dramatic example yet of how deteriorating security has crippled the delivery of badly needed aid and reconstruction in Afghanistan since the Taliban regime was ousted more than two years ago. MSF had already suspended most of its work after the June killings and recalled all foreign staff to Kabul, the capital. “Today’s context is rendering independent humanitarian aid for the Afghan people all but impossible,” the international group said in a statement.Full Story

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