Medical aid group pulls out of Ethiopia’s Fik region because of Zenawi’s persistent harassment – AP, GENEVA

July 10th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

The aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres says it is pulling out of Ethiopia’s Fik region because of persistent government harassment.

MSF representative Hugues Robert says staff members have been denied work permits and detained without reason.

Robert says Thursday’s decision means that the group’s efforts to provide medical care to ethnic Somali inhabitants in the Fik region are on hold indefinitely. The group also is known as Doctors Without Borders. (more…)

The aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres says it is pulling out of Ethiopia’s Fik region because of persistent government harassment.

MSF representative Hugues Robert says staff members have been denied work permits and detained without reason.

Robert says Thursday’s decision means that the group’s efforts to provide medical care to ethnic Somali inhabitants in the Fik region are on hold indefinitely. The group also is known as Doctors Without Borders.
Ethnic Somalis have been fighting for greater autonomy or independence since Ethiopia seized the eastern region of Ogaden in a war with Somalia 30 years ago.

  1. Demesachew
    | #1

    Are you telling me, foreigners were more concern for Ethioopian well being than Ethiopians ? Unless of course You retarded. Do not forget, majority of of these aid and journalists were foreigners agents were spies.

  2. metema
    | #2

    Ye demsesh Abo Leba Woyane Manine litasamin new ?

  3. aselefu
    | #3

    Aid agency or not, if they are catering to a hidden agenda, show them where the door is. Where were they when people working on oilfields were massacred? where were they when Eritreans deported millions of Ethiopians from Eritrea? Why dont they go to Eritrea and report on what really is going on there.
    There are Ethiopian and there are somalis. Somalis who want to be ethiopians are welcome to stay, others are welcome to join their disgruntled friends in Eritrea.

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