Ahmad Shah Baba
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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

MSF sends more supplies into Afghanistan region

Press Release 2 Oct 2001

MSF watches for increased refugee flow from Afghanistan

Project Update 20 Sep 2001

MSF current activities in northern Afghanistan and neighbouring countries

Project Update 19 Sep 2001

MSF decreases current activites in Afghanistan

Project Update 13 Sep 2001

Steady decline in health standards for three Afghanistan provinces

Project Update 4 Sep 2001

Outbreak of scurvy in northern Afghanistan

Press Release 25 May 2001

Situation in Jalozai refugee camp in Pakistan is slightly improving

Project Update 23 Apr 2001

Afghans to lose vital international aid at time of most urgent need

Press Release 19 Dec 2000

Fear of increase in food shortages

Project Update 15 Dec 2000

Some 10,000 Afghan IDPs stuck on border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan

Project Update 11 Dec 2000

No safe home

Project Update 7 Nov 2000

IDP situation deteriorates in Herat

Project Update 16 Oct 2000
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