Afghanistan

When you meet people and you say you work for MSF, they always say “Oh, are you a nurse or a doctor?” Everyone thinks it’s a bunch of doctors running a clinic somewhere far away.

Following the earthquake that struck Khost and Paktika provinces in Afghanistan on the night of 21 to 22 June, MSF sent teams made up of medical and logistical staff to the worst-affected areas. Hundreds of people are thought to have been killed, over a thousand wounded, and many homes have been...
In Lashkar Gah, Helmand province of Afghanistan, MSF supports the 300-bed Boost hospital. MSF is currently supporting the emergency room, surgical department, inpatient department, maternity department, neonatology unit, laboratory and radiology department, as well as the paediatric department...

At a newly opened emergency unit in Herat, Afghanistan, MSF nurse Rebecca is training a team to triage more than 400 patients a day…

There is always a reason to find hope. As we begin the year, many countries are still facing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, while, at the same time, conflict, disaster and obstacles to accessing care have hit people hard around the world. But, in the middle of humanitarian crises, hopeful...
Dr Mohammed* is at an MSF hospital in Lashkar Gah, where hundreds of mothers and children are arriving after long journeys to reach care. Four hundred. This is the number of severely malnourished children we are treating every month at Boost Hospital in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan. Every one of these...
The Afghan healthcare system has been fragile and plagued by major gaps for years now, and the suspension of international aid as a result of the recent political developments has further deteriorated the situation. In Herat, Médecins Sans Frontières is witnessing a worrying increase in...
On 15 August, after weeks of intense fighting, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA, also known as the Taliban) entered the city of Kabul as the government collapsed. The IEA declared the war over and assumed control over the country. While many people and organisations have fled Afghanistan,...
Fighting in the city of Kunduz in north-eastern Afghanistan ended on 8 August. During the clashes, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) transformed its office space into a temporary trauma unit to treat the people wounded. That unit is now closed and on 16 August all patients were transferred to the...
After months of fighting on the outskirts of Herat in Afghanistan, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, also known as the Taliban, took control of the city on August 12. We are running an inpatient therapeutic feeding centre (IFTC), a clinic for displaced people, and a COVID-19 treatment centre in...
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