Philippines: Medical workers demand protection from armed groups

Medical workers in southern Philippines are constantly targeted by armed groups. Many volunteer doctors work in the south which has long been neglected owing to the presence of violent rebels. They are now demanding protection from armed groups.

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    Medical workers in southern Philippines are constantly targeted by armed groups.

    Many volunteer doctors work in the south, which has long been neglected owing to the presence of violent rebels.

    They are now demanding protection from armed groups.

    Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Lanao del Sur in southern Philippines.


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