MSF returns to Kunduz and finds its clinic looted

Afghanistan, November 28, 2001 - A first team of MSF, consisting of one nurse and the MSF coordinator for Taloqan, yesterday (November 27) re-entered the city of Kunduz. According to the local team, that has remained active since September 11, the MSF clinic was no longer able to deliver medical care to the population since the siege of Kunduz. The MSF team found the clinic empty of patients and looted. The city seemed quiet despite the presence of many armed Northern Alliance troops. "We have seen many armed men, and nearly no women or children. Some families who had fled the city are coming back now in small numbers," said Edith Verrier, an MSF nurse based in Taloqan. A second and larger team is visiting Kunduz again today.