Doctors Without Borders under fire in the Sudan
MSF is a nonprofit volunteer organization (NVO) that sends physicians, nurses, technicians and other allied health personnel throughout the world to provide emergency healthcare under the most difficult conditions imaginable. They go where no other NVO's go assuming extraordinary risk from natural disasters and war. They often work under the aegis of extremely hostile governments.
Although as might be imagined, MSF holds very liberal, very egalitarian ideals. However they typically go to great lengths to be as politically nonjudgemental as any organization can possibly be (at least of the countries in which they are operating). This makes sense given the precarious environments within which they labor. Failure to do so can obviously lead to serious consequences.
They have also gone to equally great lengths to avoid being "exploited" by host governments, foreign governments (including the U.S.). MSF has been accused on numerous occasions of being spies" for other countries and they have vigorously defended their reputation against such charges.
It doesn't bode well for the Sudan if their leadership has chosen to arrest representatives from, of all organizations, the MSF. This kind of behavior suggests a paranoid and hysterical nature on the part of this government. This is a sign of their tenuous, desperate grasp of control.
Hopefully, MSF will be able to convince the current Sudan leadership of their true intentions. If not, Sudanese people may become abandoned yet again. Their tragic day to day existence will continue without respite.