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

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) denounces blatant breach of International Humanitarian Law

Statement 6 Oct 2015

“I have no words to express this. It is unspeakable.”

Voices from the Field 3 Oct 2015

MSF demands explanations after deadly airstrikes hit hospital in Kunduz

Press Release 3 Oct 2015

“By midday our hospital was on the frontline, with fighting right outside the gate”

Voices from the Field 1 Oct 2015

Afghanistan: MSF hospital overwhelmed with wounded after heavy fighting in Kunduz

Press Release 30 Sep 2015
Trauma Centre Kunduz

MSF hospital overwhelmed after fighting in Kunduz

org.uk 29 Sep 2015

On the refugee trail: “My dream is peace in Afghanistan”

Voices from the Field 9 Sep 2015

Testimonies from refugees and staff in Lesbos

Voices from the Field 4 Sep 2015
Refugee children of Kos
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Refugees in Kos stuck in appalling conditions

Project Update 26 Aug 2015

Greek authorities’ inaction turns into abuse of refugees in Kos

Project Update 12 Aug 2015
Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, December 2011

MSF condemns violent armed intrusion in hospital in Kunduz

Press Release 3 Jul 2015
Spring Offensive in the North of Afghanistan

Scores of wounded treated after heavy fighting in Kunduz province

Press Release 25 Jun 2015
Up Next
4 December 2018