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Doctors Without Borders: Sexual Violence in Colombia a Forgotten Medical Emergency

MSF staff members consult with patients at a facility in Colombia. Surinyach Anna/MSF

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA/NEW YORK—(ENEWSPF)--November 25, 2014.  Sexual violence should be treated as a medical emergency and survivors should be guaranteed accessible and comprehensive medical treatment, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

“Sexual violence against any person is totally unacceptable,” said Pierre Garrigou, head of mission for MSF in Colombia. “To survive, it is essential to find medical and psychological treatment . . .

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