Afghanistan

Nearly three weeks on from the US bombing of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on 3 October, MSF today announces with sadness that the death toll is still rising, with one more MSF staff member confirmed to have been killed. The total number of dead is known...
The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today launched a petition urging citizens to call on President Obama and the United States to consent to an independent investigation into the bombing of MSF’s trauma hospital in Kunduz,...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been informed that the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC) has been activated. This is the first step needed to undertake an independent investigation into the attack on MSF’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on 3 October. The IHFFC is now...
MSF calls for State activation of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission to investigate Afghanistan bombing Speech delivered by Dr Joanne Liu, MSF International President: On Saturday morning, MSF patients and staff killed in Kunduz joined the countless number of people who have...
Statement by Dr Joanne Liu, President, MSF International For four years, the MSF trauma centre in Kunduz was the only facility of its kind in northeastern Afghanistan, offering essential medical and surgical care. On Saturday 3 October this came to an end when the hospital was deliberately bombed...
Today the US government has admitted that it was their airstrike that hit our hospital in Kunduz and killed 22 patients and MSF staff. Their description of the attack keeps changing – from collateral damage, to a tragic incident, to now attempting to pass responsibility to the Afghanistan...
General Director of MSF Christopher Stokes released a statement early today in response to claims from Afghan officials that MSF's hospital in Kunduz was routinely used by the Taliban for military purposes: "MSF is disgusted by the recent statements coming from some Afghanistan government...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific aerial bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Twelve staff members and at least ten patients, including three children, were killed; 37 people were injured including 19 staff members. This attack...
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) nurse Lajos Zoltan Jecs was in Kunduz trauma hospital when the facility was struck by a series of aerial bombing raids in the early hours of Saturda
At 2.10am on Saturday October 03 the Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Trauma centre in Kunduz was hit several times during sustained bombing and was very badly damaged. Three MSF staff are confirmed dead and more than 30 are unaccounted for. The medical team is working around the clock to do...
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