Lesotho: 6 months MSF project
18 September 2006
The former country head of MSF, Paul Foreman, who was briefly arrested for espionage in May for his agency's own report on sexual violence, told the BMJ that the findings of this latest analysis were hardly surprising. "Our report only showed what everyone knew was going on but the government in Khartoum was in such a state of denial that its only response seemed to be to shoot the messenger. They despise us for telling the uncomfortable truth but without us they have no way of delivering medical services to the poor." Mr Foreman maintains, "Darfur can't go from being the world's largest humanitarian emergency last year to not being news any more without significant outside intervention, and there hasn't yet been any serious intervention."