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
Interior of the MSF Hospital In Kunduz
Kunduz hospital attack

6 months later

Project Update 3 Apr 2016
Kunduz Hospital Aftermath - 14 Oct 2015
Kunduz hospital attack

This is my story

Voices from the Field 3 Apr 2016
Overcrowded transit camp in Idomeni
Mediterranean migration

EU Migration Crisis Update - March 2016

Crisis Update 21 Mar 2016
Assistance for refugees in Serbia
Mediterranean migration

EU Migration Crisis Update - February 2016

Project Update 24 Feb 2016
On the Greek / Macedonian Border at Idomeni

Thousands stranded as new arbitrary border restrictions expose refugees to violence

Crisis Update 23 Feb 2016
Portrait of a Man from Pakistan

"My work is a real opportunity to help those in need, just like me."

Voices from the Field 28 Jan 2016
Kunduz Hospital After the Attack

Updated death toll – 42 people killed in the US airstrikes on Kunduz hospital

Statement 12 Dec 2015
Kunduz 1 Month After Commemoration - Spain
Kunduz hospital attack

MSF delivers petition calling for investigation into hospital attack

Press Release 9 Dec 2015

Statement by Christopher Stokes, MSF General Director

Statement 25 Nov 2015
In Memoriam: MSF colleagues killed in the Kunduz Trauma Centre attack

In Memoriam: MSF colleagues killed in the Kunduz Trauma Centre attack

Project Update 24 Nov 2015
Kunduz Hospital Aftermath - 14 Oct 2015
Attacks on medical care

Kunduz, Afghanistan, 36°43’4.91’’N, 68°51’43.96’’

Opinion 10 Nov 2015

Press briefing from Kabul on Kunduz attack

Press Release 5 Nov 2015
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4 December 2018