Afghanistan

Christopher Stokes, MSF General Director Today, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is remembering one of the darkest moments in its history. On 3 October 2015, U.S. airstrikes killed 42 people and destroyed the MSF trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. As we grieve the loss of our colleagues and...
Dr Erlend Grønningen from Trondheim, Norway is MSF’s Inpatient Department Supervising Medical Doctor at Boost Hospital in Lashkar Gah, Helmand.
The United States military today released its investigative report on the attack on the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on 3 October 2015. The attack killed 42 people, including 14 MSF staff members, and wounded dozens more. MSF was only able to access the...
Dr Evangeline Cua is a surgeon from the Philippines in MSF’s Kunduz Trauma Centre in Afghanistan when U.S. airstrikes destroyed the hospital on 3 October.
After two months of in-depth investigations following the US airstrikes that destroyed the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on 3 October, MSF today announces with great sadness that the death toll has been confirmed to be at least 42 people. The revised figures...
More Than 500,000 People Worldwide Call on White House to Consent to Independent Investigation of U.S. Military Attack on MSF Hospital in Afghanistan Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today delivered a petition signed by more than 547,000 people to the White House, calling for President Obama to...
By Christopher Stokes, General Director, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) The US version of events presented today leaves MSF with more questions than answers. It is shocking that an attack can be carried out when US forces have neither eyes on a target nor access to a no-strike list, and have...
October 3, 2015 will forever remain a black day in MSF’s history. In the early hours of the morning, MSF’s trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan came under precise and repeated airstrikes. Under attack, our colleagues fought for their lives and for the lives of their patients with extraordinary...
Reveals the view from inside the hospital before, during & after airstrikes Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today released to the public an internal document that reviews the 3 October airstrikes by US forces on its hospital in northern Afghanistan. The chronological review of the events leading...
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