12 Mar 2009

International medical organisation ending work in Indonesia

10:00 am on 12 March 2009

After 14 years of humanitarian work in Indonesia, the international medical humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres will leave the country by the end of this month.

MSFdelivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries all over the world,

mainly around times of emergency.

A statement from the organization says the decision to leave was made as fewer emergencies in Indonesia have required MSF assistance over recent years.

MSF's first intervention in Indonesia followed an earthquake in Kerinci in 1995.

Since then it has helped many thousands of Indonesians all over the archipelago covering medical needs in the wake of tsunami and other natural disasters