"Top Ten" Humanitarian Crises 2009: Aid Blocked and Diseases Neglected

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Releases 12th Annual List

New York, December 21, 2009 — Civilians attacked, bombed, and cut off from aid in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), along with stagnant funding for treating HIV/AIDS and ongoing neglect of other diseases, were among the worst emergencies in 2009, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reported today in its annual list of the “Top Ten” humanitarian crises.

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Afghanistan; Sudan; Somalia; Congo; Sri Lanka; Yemen; Pakistan