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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Doctors Without Borders shuts 2 Somalia hospitals

AP


MOGADISHU, Somalia — The aid group Doctors Without Borders says it is closing its two largest medical centers in Mogadishu after the shooting deaths of two staffers.


The group, which is also known as MSF, said Thursday the two 120-bed medical facilities treat malnutrition, measles and cholera.

The closure of the two facilities cuts in half the assistance that the aid group is providing in Mogadishu. MSF will continue to provide medical care in other areas of the capital, as well as in 10 other locations in Somalia.

Two MSF staffers were killed Dec. 29 by a disgruntled, gun-wielding Somali employee suspected of theft and receiving kickbacks.

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