Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Canada

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Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an independent humanitarian medical relief organization that provides emergency care in nearly 70 countries around the world, to people affected by disaster, conflict, epidemics or exclusion from healthcare. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, MSF works independently of political, religious or other motivations, delivering medical assistance based on need, often in difficult geographical or political contexts, where others cannot or choose not to go.

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Petitioning Barack Obama

Demandez au Président Obama d'accepter l'enquête indépendante sur le bombardement de l'hôpital de Kunduz

(Photo d'Andrew Quilty) Le 3 octobre au matin, une série de raids aériens ont été menés par les Etats-Unis contre l'hôpital MSF de Kunduz, dans le nord de l'Afghanistan. L'attaque a provoqué la mort de 22 personnes - 12 employés MSF et 10 patients - et blessé plus de trente autres. L'hôpital a également été détruit,  et des centaines de milliers de personnes n'ont désormais plus accès à des services médicaux d'urgence. Lancer une attaque contre un hôpital est une violation grave du droit international humanitaire et des Conventions de Genève. Les coordonnées GPS de l'hôpital de Kunduz, qui existait depuis 4 ans, avaient été transmises aux autorités américaines et afghanes à Washington et Kaboul dans les jours qui ont précédé le bombardement. Au moment de l'attaque, près de 200 patients et employés étaient présents dans l'hôpital. Les Etats-Unis, l'OTAN et le gouvernement afghan ont lancé des investigations, mais leur implication dans le conflit discrédite de fait l'indépendance et l'impartialité des enquêtes qu'ils peuvent mener.   Pour cette raison, et au nom des patients et des collègues qui ont été blessés ou tués, ainsi que pour tous ceux qui vivent ou travaillent dans des zones de conflit  dans le monde, MSF a demandé à la Commission internationale humanitaire d'établissement des faits (CIHEF) de mener une enquête internationale indépendante sur les événements du 3 octobre. Cette commission est la seule structure dont le rôle est spécifiquement d'enquêter sur les violations du droit international humanitaire. Maintenant que cette commission a été activée, nous demandons aux Etats-Unis et à l'administration Obama d'accepter qu'elle puisse enquêter sur le bombardement de l'hôpital de Kunduz afin que la vérité soit établie. SIGNEZ LA PETITION MAINTENANT ! En signant cette pétition, vous demandez aux parties au conflit de respecter le droit international humanitaire et les Conventions de Genève et de s'engager ainsi à épargner les structures de santé. C'est à cette condition que Médecins sans frontières et d'autres organisations humanitaires peuvent continuer à fournir des secours médicaux à des populations qui en ont désespérément besoin, et ainsi préserver un peu d'humanité au cœur des situations les plus inhumaines. Soutenez notre demande, et demandez à vos proches de la soutenir aussi, pour que les Etats-Unis et l'administration Obama acceptent l'enquête de la commission sur le bombardement de l'hôpital de Kunduz. Parce que même les guerres ont leurs règles. #independentinvestigation#evenwarshaverules

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Canada
559,486 supporters
Petitioning Barack Obama

Ensure the safety of humanitarian workers and patients around the world

(Photo by Andrew Quilty) In the early morning hours of October 3, a U.S. gunship repeatedly bombed a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, in northern Afghanistan. The attacks killed 22 people, including 12 MSF staff and 10 patients, and injured more than three dozen patients and MSF staff. The hospital itself was destroyed, leaving several hundred thousand people without access to emergency trauma care.   Survivors have recounted it as a horrifying experience. Beyond that, attacking a protected site such as a hospital is a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Conventions. The precise GPS coordinates of the four-year-old MSF hospital in Kunduz were provided to U.S. and Afghan authorities in Washington and Kabul in the days prior to the bombing, and the hospital contained nearly 200 patients and staff at the time of the attack.   Investigations have been launched by the U.S., NATO, and the Afghan government, but it is impossible to expect the parties involved in the conflict to carry out independent and impartial investigations of acts in which they themselves are implicated. It was for that reason, and in the name of our killed and wounded colleagues and patients—and for all of our staff and patients worldwide—that MSF called for an independent international investigation into the events of October 3 by the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC), the only permanent body set up specifically to investigate violations of international humanitarian law. Now that the call to mobilize the IHFFC has been answered, we are calling for the United States and the Obama administration to consent to the IHFFC investigation into the Kunduz hospital bombing. Demanding accountability is the first step in ensuring safety for humanitarian workers and patients around the world. PLEASE SIGN NOW! By signing this petition, you can add your voice to these calls and demand that parties to this conflict—and parties to conflicts the world over—respect the statutes of International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Conventions. The preservation of health facilities as neutral, protected spaces depends on this. If not for the recognition of these principles, MSF and other humanitarian organizations could not work in conflict zones and other places rife with violence. We could not deliver the medical care so many people so desperately need. That is why our call is not only about Kunduz and not only about the United States. It is directed at all nations, and all parties to conflicts, and it is an opportunity for all to reaffirm their commitment to International Humanitarian Law, to reaffirm the right of organizations like ours to provide medical care independently and impartiality in conflict zones, and to reaffirm the effort to bring some humanity to the worst of circumstances, now and into the future. Please add your voice, and call on people in your networks to add their voices, to our call on the United States and the Obama administration to consent to the IHFFC investigation into the Kunduz hospital attack. Because even wars have rules. #independentinvestigation #evenwarshaverules READ: FACT SHEET ON THE BOMBING OF MSF'S HOSPITAL IN KUNDUZ 

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Canada
559,486 supporters
Petitioning Barack Obama

Tell President Obama to Consent to Independent Investigation of Kunduz Hospital Bombing

(Photo by Andrew Quilty) In the early morning hours of October 3, a U.S. gunship repeatedly bombed a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, in northern Afghanistan. The attacks killed 22 people, including 12 MSF staff and 10 patients, and injured more than three dozen patients and MSF staff. The hospital itself was destroyed, leaving several hundred thousand people without access to emergency trauma care.   Survivors have recounted it as a horrifying experience. Beyond that, attacking a protected site such as a hospital is a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Conventions. The precise GPS coordinates of the four-year-old MSF hospital in Kunduz were provided to U.S. and Afghan authorities in Washington and Kabul in the days prior to the bombing, and the hospital contained nearly 200 patients and staff at the time of the attack.   Investigations have been launched by the U.S., NATO, and the Afghan government, but it is impossible to expect the parties involved in the conflict to carry out independent and impartial investigations of acts in which they themselves are implicated. It was for that reason, and in the name of our killed and wounded colleagues and patients—and for all of our staff and patients worldwide—that MSF called for an independent international investigation into the events of October 3 by the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC), the only permanent body set up specifically to investigate violations of international humanitarian law. Now that the call to mobilize the IHFFC has been answered, we are calling for the United States and the Obama administration to consent to the IHFFC investigation into the Kunduz hospital bombing, as it must before a truly impartial truth-seeking investigation can be launched. PLEASE SIGN NOW! By signing this petition, you can add your voice to these calls and demand that parties to this conflict—and parties to conflicts the world over—respect the statutes of International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Conventions. The preservation of health facilities as neutral, protected spaces depends on this. If not for the recognition of these principles, MSF and other humanitarian organizations could not work in conflict zones and other places rife with violence. We could not deliver the medical care so many people so desperately need. That is why our call is not only about Kunduz and not only about the United States. It is directed at all nations, and all parties to conflicts, and it is an opportunity for all to reaffirm their commitment to International Humanitarian Law, to reaffirm the right of organizations like ours to provide medical care independently and impartiality in conflict zones, and to reaffirm the effort to bring some humanity to the worst of circumstances, now and into the future. Please add your voice, and call on people in your networks to add their voices, to our call on the United States and the Obama administration to consent to the IHFFC investigation into the Kunduz hospital attack. Because even wars have rules. #independentinvestigation #evenwarshaverules READ: FACT SHEET ON THE BOMBING OF MSF'S HOSPITAL IN KUNDUZ 

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Canada
559,486 supporters