Médecins Sans Frontières teams are still on the ground in Afghanistan, continuing to provide much-needed medical care across all five of our projects: in Herat, Kandahar, Khost, Kunduz, and Lashkar Gah.
Our staff continue to treat patients in Afghanistan as they are able, adapting to the fragile situation and performing lifesaving surgery on victims of the violence. But this emergency is changing rapidly, and the security of our patients and staff is our top concern.
MSF has been working in Afghanistan since 1980, providing emergency surgical care, responding to conflict and natural disasters, and treating people cut off from healthcare. We focus on emergency, paediatric, and maternal healthcare in Afghanistan, which has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.