Afghanistan

This piece was originally published in english on ForeignPolicy.com's AfPak Channe By Michiel HOFMAN As dissection of the Obama Administration’s Afghanistan strategy review continues, lost in the debate is the reality for Afghans trapped in the middle of this nine-year war. For them, seeking...
MSF started working again in Afghanistan in October 2009, after a five-year absence following the assasination of five colleagues in Badghis province in June 2004. MSF’s return was motivated by an overall worsening in healthcare provision as the country became once again engulfed by war. The Afghan...
MSF is shocked by the killing of a medical team from the humanitarian organisation 'International Assistance Mission' (IAM) in Badakhshan , Afghanistan . This can only detrimentally affect and undermine the work carried out by the medical community in the country, and the Afghan people relying...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff worked together with local hospital staff at Boost hospital, Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand province, to treat 24 wounded after four explosions occurred in the city centre on Sunday morning, 20th June “Patients started arriving at the emergency room twenty...
“Here, doctor is free and medicine is free. I don’t even have my own home, but still, I was able to get my one year old child vaccinated and examined in this hospital.” Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been supporting the district hospital of Ahmed Shah Baba in Eastern Kabul since October 2009...
“The entire way I thought I was going to die - not because of my disease, but because of the shelling and the landmines” Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has now started supporting the regional Boost hospital in Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand province in Afghanistan. Our aim is to provide free,...
The blocks of cold cement that make up Baghrami market in east Kabul, have become an accidental place of refuge for hundreds of families who had to leave their homes in Kapisa province to flee from the fighting. These families arrived in Kabul a few months ago, but are just the latest from many...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started to work again in Afghanistan after an absence of five years. MSF's General Director (Belgium) Christopher STOKES, has extensive work experience in the country, and he has recently been back to take stock of the MSF projects. In this article, he explains...
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