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Bahrain - Mar 9, 2012 - 17:44

Last modified: 9 Mar 2012 14:44

Al Wasat News reports that Doctors Without Borders (MSF) organization declared closing its mission in Bahrain, after the Bahraini authorities prevented the entry of two of the organization's delegation to Bahrain last week, and warned that the organization does not currently have any staff in Bahrain.

The organization said it will continue contacting the Bahraini authorities, and hopes to return to work in Bahrain soon. One of MSF's members will follow the situation in Bahrain from their office in Dubai.

The organization has indicated that it examined and treated since February until August 2011 about 200 patients and the patients were afraid to get medical care from health facilities for fear of arrest, either for their involvement in the protests or their solidarity with the demonstrators.