Ahmad Shah Baba
Decades of conflict have ruined Afghanistan’s economy and infrastructure and many people rely on humanitarian aid.

MSF focuses on emergency, paediatric, and maternal healthcare in Afghanistan, which has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

We work in two hospitals in Kabul and one in Helmand province, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health. We also run a maternity hospital in rural Khost province, and a drug-resistant tuberculosis programme in Kandahar.

In October 2015, US airstrikes destroyed our trauma centre in Kunduz, killing 42 people. The trauma centre has been closed since then, but the need for lifesaving trauma care remains extremely high.

WEBCLIP: Djoen Besselinck, back from Afghanistan (ENG)

"There’s still very much an ongoing conflict in Afghanistan"

A country still at war

MSF country representative Djoen Besselink gave us an update on the situation in Afghanistan today.

Speaking at the end of 2018, Djoen describes a country still at war, and explains the impact of the long-term conflict on humanitarian needs and healthcare coverage – even in Kabul, a city flooded by a massive influx of people fleeing the active fighting in other areas of the country.

What are we doing in Afghanistan?

In 2018
International Women's Day 2017
International Women's Day

Safe delivery care in Afghanistan

Project Update 1 Mar 2017
MSF-supported hospital in northern Syria destroyed in attack
Attacks on medical care

Hospital bombings: Building evidence with images

Project Update 15 Feb 2017

Médecins Sans Frontières condemns brutal killing of ICRC staff

Statement 9 Feb 2017
Boost Hospital, Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan

Many of those who left were in critical need of treatment

Voices from the Field 26 Oct 2016
Kunduz Hospital After the Attack
Kunduz hospital attack

Battlefields without doctors, in wars without limits

Crisis Update 3 Oct 2016
MSF Staff Killed and Hospital Partially Destroyed in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Kunduz hospital attack

It’s all gone. It’s all gone…

Voices from the Field 2 Oct 2016
MSF Trauma Centre In Kunduz, Afghanistan
Photo Story

One-year commemoration of the attack on the MSF Kunduz hospital

2 Oct 2016
Photo Story
Dr Erlend Grønningen - Boost Hospital, Helmand, Afghanistan

Empty beds are the face of war

Voices from the Field 26 Aug 2016
Boost Hospital, Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan

Patients still struggling to reach Boost hospital in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province

Project Update 26 Aug 2016
Boost Hospital, Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan

Patient numbers falling in Helmand as intensifying conflict restricts access

Project Update 12 Aug 2016
Kunduz Hospital Aftermath - 14 Oct 2015

The attack on Kunduz trauma centre

Voices from the Field 1 Jul 2016
Greece: MSF mobile clinics with midwifes and psychlogist in Elliniko camp (Athens)

Voices from Elliniko

Voices from the Field 25 May 2016
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4 December 2018