Government Orders MSF To Suspend Operations


News : The Burmese government has ordered Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to suspend all operations in the state of Rakhine due to claims of bias in medical treatment. MSF treats about 30,000 people in Burma with HIV/AIDS and more than 3,000 tuberculosis patients. It is believed that the charity is being targeted for its views on a massacre that took place in Maungdaw Township, where at least 40 Rohingya Muslims were killed by Burmese security forces and Rakhine Buddhists in January 2014, according to the UN and the human rights groups. MSF told The Guardian that it was 'deeply shocked by this unilateral decision' and 'extremely concerned about the fate of tens of thousands of patients currently under our care across the country'.

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Sector: Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
Geography: Myanmar

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