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On 3 October 2015, US airstrikes destroyed our trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing 42 people.

Patients burned in their beds, medical staff were decapitated and lost limbs, and others were shot from the air while they fled the burning building.

The 92-bed hospital was the only facility treating major trauma injuries in all of northeastern Afghanistan, serving thousands of people. Since opening the hospital in 2011, more than 15,000 surgeries were conducted and more than 68,000 emergency patients were treated.

Following the attack, we demanded an independent investigation by the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC). In April 2016 , the US military released its own investigative report. The request for an independent investigation has so far gone unanswered.

Kunduz 1 Year after: The history of the hospital | Re-edit

Kunduz 1 Year after: The history of the hospital

Kunduz: The History of the MSF Hospital

This video combines an overview of the major events of the MSF facility that was bombed on the 03 October 2015 and the testimony of an MSF staff member, Faizullah. Faizullah relates how everything happened from its own experience and how he and Dr Sattar, tried to escape. Unfortunately, Dr Sattar, his friend and colleague, lost his life during the bombings.

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
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
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