MSF Denies Ties with Security Company

International medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres has denied media reports linking it to a private U.S. security company.

In a statement, MSF said such a claim would put its ability to deliver medical assistance among Pakistani communities at risk.

“Confusing independent humanitarian workers with military or security actors can endanger the security of MSF field teams and the medical facilities that we support, thereby directly threatening the lives of the patients,” The News International, a Karachi-based newspaper, quotes an MSF statement.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.