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New From CFR: John Campbell on Doctors Without Borders Leaving Somalia

Residents stand outside a medical center run by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) in central Mali, February 2013 (Courtesy Reuters/Alain Amontchi).

September 5, 2013

Residents stand outside a medical center run by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) in central Mali, February 2013 (Courtesy Reuters/Alain Amontchi).
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Doctors Without Borders recently announced that they will be leaving Somalia, due to an uptick in violence against medical personnel. John Campbell explains why, despite recent optimism about Somalia’s future, the country will not be stable anytime soon. He writes:

The lesson here may be an old one: failed states in an environment of religious fanaticism fueled by clan and other rivalries, take a long time to recover.

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