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
Spring Offensive in the North of Afghanistan

MSF treats war wounded as spring offensive rages in the north

Press Release 19 May 2015
MSF new maternity in Kabul

A unit for “kangaroo mothers” in Kabul

Voices from the Field 6 Mar 2015
Mediterranean migration

EU and Greece turn their backs on refugees arriving at Greek islands

Press Release 3 Dec 2014
Gulan Camp Khost Province Afghanistan 2014

North Waziristan refugees in Afghanistan: MSF provides humanitarian aid in Gulan refugee camp

Press Release 31 Jul 2014

MSF cares for dozens of wounded following heavy fighting in central and northerm Helmand province

Project Update 18 Jul 2014
Journal article

Saving life and limb: limb salvage using external fixation, a multi-centre review of orthopaedic surgical activities in Médecins Sans Frontières

25 Jun 2014
Journal article
Kunduz Trauma Centre - Aug 2013

MSF treats 17 wounded after Kunduz bomb blast

Project Update 26 Mar 2014

Between rhetoric and reality: The ongoing struggle to access healthcare in Afghanistan

Report 25 Feb 2014

The ongoing struggle to access healthcare in Afghanistan

Press Release 25 Feb 2014

Preventative mobile clinics in Kabul

Project Update 30 Aug 2013
Emergency at Boost hospital Afghanistan

"Conflict still rages and humanitarian needs will only grow"

Voices from the Field 30 Aug 2013

A maternity hospital in Khost

Project Update 30 Aug 2013
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4 December 2018