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
Greece: MSF mobile clinics with midwifes and psychlogist in Elliniko camp (Athens)

Anxiety and depression in Elliniko sports stadium

Project Update 25 May 2016
Medical and mental healthcare for people displaced by violence in the Lake Chad area.

A call for action beyond summits - reflections on the World Humanitarian Summit

Report 23 May 2016
Mediterranean migration

The mismanagement and poor planning Europe is demonstrating is beyond belief

Project Update 12 May 2016
#safepassage action in Lesbos
Mediterranean migration

In 2016 who still counts as human?

Statement 12 May 2016
Kunduz Hospital After the Attack
Kunduz hospital attack

Some of MSF’s questions in response to the U.S. military investigation into their attack on the hospital

Open Letter 29 Apr 2016
Kunduz Hospital After the Attack
Kunduz hospital attack

Initial reaction to public release of U.S. military investigative report on the attack on MSF trauma hospital

Press Release 29 Apr 2016
Dasht-e-Barchi public district hospital in Kabul
Photo Story

Maternity service in the district public hospital of Dasht-e-Barchi

26 Apr 2016
Photo Story
Dasht-e-Barchi, Afghanistan

The number of deliveries has doubled since the project opened

Voices from the Field 26 Apr 2016
Dasht-e-Barchi maternity in Kabul

“A postpartum haemorrhage can happen to anyone”

Voices from the Field 26 Apr 2016
Dasht-e-Barchi public district hospital in Kabul

Nurturing premature babies with their mothers’ embrace

Project Update 26 Apr 2016
Samos island, Greece

Will they kill us here in Europe?

Voices from the Field 13 Apr 2016
Trauma Centre Kunduz
Kunduz hospital attack

What has been lost

Voices from the Field 3 Apr 2016
Up Next
4 December 2018