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Medical Aid Group Pulls Out of 'Fig-leaf' UN Humanitarian Summit

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is pulling out of the first ever World Humanitarian Summit, saying the U.N.-sponsored meeting will not hold states to account for their role in conflicts or pressure them to abide by the laws of war. The May 23-24 gathering in Istanbul represents a missed opportunity in that it will only voluntary commitments from governments and aid agencies to improve emergency response and reduce humanitarian needs, MSF said on Thursday. "We no longer...

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