Somalia

Doctors Without Borders Closing Operations in Somalia After 22 Years

Staff have been attacked

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Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is closing all its programmes in Somalia after 22 years working in the war-torn country.

It said in a statement that the decision had been taken because of "extreme attacks on its staff".

It said armed groups and civilian leaders increasingly "support, tolerate or condone the killing, assaulting, and abducting of humanitarian aid workers".

More than 1,500 staff have provided a range of services across Somalia.