~~October 8, 2015~~
AFGHANISTAN …. COLLATERAL DAMAGE
Apologies? Too little, too late …
MSF Demands Explanations After Deadly Airstrikes Hit Hospital in Kunduz
October 03, 2015
The international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific aerial bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Twelve staff members and at least 10 patients, including three children, were killed; 37 people were injured including 19 staff members. This attack constitutes a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law.
All indications currently point to the bombing being carried out by international Coalition forces. MSF demands a full and transparent account from the Coalition regarding its aerial bombing activities over Kunduz on Saturday morning. MSF also calls for an independent investigation of the attack to ensure maximum transparency and accountability.
“This attack is abhorrent and a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law,” said Meinie Nicolai, MSF President.
“We demand total transparency from Coalition forces.
We cannot accept that this horrific loss of life will simply be dismissed as ‘collateral damage’.”
The bombing took place despite the fact that MSF had provided the GPS coordinates of the trauma hospital to Coalition and Afghan military and civilian officials as recently as Tuesday, September 29, to avoid that the hospital be hit. As is routine practice for MSF in conflict areas, MSF had communicated the exact location of the hospital to all parties to the conflict.
“Besides resulting in the deaths of our colleagues and patients, this attack has cut off access to urgent trauma care for the population in Kunduz at a time when its services are most needed,” said Nicolai.
“Once again, we call on all warring parties to respect civilians, health facilities, and medical staff, according to International Humanitarian Law.”
Since fighting broke out on Monday, MSF had treated 394 wounded. At the time of the aerial attack there were 105 patients and their caretakers in the hospital, alongside more than 80 international and national MSF staff. MSF expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of its staff members and patients who have tragically lost their lives in this attack.
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~Doctors Without Borders Wants U.S. Hospital Airstrike Investigated~
~Published on Oct 7, 2015~
In an unprecedented move, Doctors Without Borders (Medicin Sans Frontières) called for an International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission to be activated to investigate the deadly U.S. airstrike on MSF’s Afghanistan hospital.
Obama apologized to MSF as the U.S.’s top commander admitted the strike was a mistake.
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