Doctors Group: Somalia, Congo Among Top 10 Crises

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders has released its Top 10 crises of 2008.

They cite spiraling violence in Somalia, forced civilian displacements in eastern Congo, and neglected medical emergencies in Myanmar and Zimbabwe among the biggest issues.

Other crises on the group's list include: malnutrition, which claims 5 million young lives across the globe each year and HIV-tuberculosis co-infections, which kill some 1.7 million people annually.

The group's International Council President, Dr. Christophe Fournier, says the group hopes the list will "focus much needed attention on the millions of people who are trapped in conflict and war."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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