MSF Continues To Call For Kunduz Investigation

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Doctors Without Borders (or Medcins Sans Frontieres - MSF) continues to call for an independent investigation of the October 3 bombing of their hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. From their October 7 statement:

A destroyed area of the MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan is visible at first light on 03 October 2015, the morning after the facility was hit by sustained bombing. (Photo: MSF)

A destroyed area of the MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan is visible at first light on 03 October 2015, the morning after the facility was hit by sustained bombing. (Photo: MSF)

On Saturday morning, MSF patients and staff killed in Kunduz joined the countless number of people who have been killed around the world in conflict zones and referred to as ‘collateral damage’ or as an ‘inevitable consequence of war’. International humanitarian law is not about ‘mistakes’. It is about intention, facts and why.

The US attack on the MSF hospital in Kunduz was the biggest loss of life for our organisation in an airstrike. Tens of thousands of people in Kunduz can no longer receive medical care now when they need it most. Today we say: enough.  Even war has rules. 

The White House says President Obama has apologized directly to MSF.

A five-minute clip from Dr. Liu is available on MSF's YouTube account.