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
MSF maternity hospital in eastern Khost province, Afghanistan

MSF reopens Khost maternity hospital

Project Update 2 Jan 2013
Hospital in Khost province, Afghanistan

MSF to resume medical activities in Khost

Press Release 17 Oct 2012
Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, December 2011

MSF treats victims of bomb blast in Kunduz

Press Release 10 Sep 2012

Tackling child malnutrition in Helmand

Project Update 19 Jul 2012

Providing surgical care

Project Update 21 May 2012

MSF condemns attack on medical facility and suspends activities in Khost

Press Release 17 Apr 2012

'No Weapons, No Fees' - MSF in Afghanistan

Project Update 6 Mar 2012
Hospital in Khost province, Afghanistan

MSF opens maternity hospital in Khost

Press Release 5 Mar 2012

MSF treats wounded after Kunduz protests

Press Release 26 Feb 2012

MSF treats victims of bomb blast in central Kunduz

Project Update 12 Dec 2011

MSF opens a surgical hospital in Kunduz

Project Update 18 Oct 2011

Immediate care given to victims of military bus attack in Afghanistan

Voices from the Field 12 Apr 2011
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