MSF teams already treating wounded in Afghan quake town
Tent hospitals set up in Nahrin to treat survivors of earthquake.
26 March 2002
Brussels / Mazar-I-Shariff - The international medical aid organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing assistance to the Afghan population in Nahrin, the town in Baghlan Province which was most affected by the powerful earthquake that hit the country yesterday evening (March 25). This morning an MSF team of three international staff (a doctor, nurse and midwife) and three national staff members doctors arrived with three cars and started aid assistance in Nahrin. They immediately set up three tents for the wounded - which are already completely filled. The MSF team is now referring the most severely wounded to the hospitals of Taloqan and Pol-I-Khumri, which are also supported by MSF teams. More human resources and ECHO funded emergency supplies are being rushed in from other MSF bases in the country. There are no exact figures yet for the number of casualties or wounded. Reports say that over 300 bodies have been recovered but the figure is still rising.