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
After Infographic EN
Kunduz hospital attack

MSF releases internal review of the Kunduz hospital attack

Press Release 5 Nov 2015
Kunduz hospital attack

Interactive map of our Trauma Hospital in Kunduz before and after the attack

Project Update 4 Nov 2015
Journal article

Primer: Protection of medical services under International Humanitarian Law

3 Nov 2015
Journal article
MSF staff in Kunduz

MSF staff gather In Kunduz

Project Update 30 Oct 2015
District Headquarter Hospital

Earthquake response – after initial influxes of injured, MSF assessing further needs

Crisis Update 28 Oct 2015
Kunduz Hospital After the Attack

Death toll from the MSF hospital attack in Kunduz still rising

Crisis Update 23 Oct 2015
Kunduz hospital attack

MSF launches petition drive for Afghanistan attack investigation

Press Release 15 Oct 2015
Solidarity Kunduz
Kunduz hospital attack

IHFFC awaits US, Afghanistan consent to proceed with independent investigation

Statement 14 Oct 2015
MSF Staff Killed and Hospital Partially Destroyed in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Photo Story

MSF under attack in Kunduz

12 Oct 2015
Photo Story
Trauma Centre Kunduz
Photo Story

The patients and stories of MSF's Kunduz hospital

7 Oct 2015
Photo Story

Factsheet: Kunduz Hospital Attack

Project Update 7 Oct 2015

MSF calls for State activation of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission to investigate Afghanistan bombing

Speech 7 Oct 2015
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4 December 2018