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Afghanistan: Keeping an eye on COVID-19 cases in Herat

Due to an increase in the number of people with severe COVID-19 in Herat, western Afghanistan, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) COVID-19 treatment centre in Gazer Ga reopened on 2 December 2020. The centre reopened to support the Ministry of Public...

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Afghanistan: Patients face persistent insecurity amid “peace process”

The year 2020 has been considered a historic one for Afghanistan. In February, 20 years since the US-led invasion, the US signed a deal with the Islamic Emirate – otherwise known as the Taliban – to pave the way for a...

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Afghanistan: MSF withdraws from Dasht-e-Barchi following attack on patients and staff

Kabul – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has announced today its decision to end activities and withdraw from Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul, following the brutal attack of 12 May in which 16 mothers were systematically shot dead. An MSF midwife...

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Afghanistan: “As midwives in Afghanistan, we are the silent leaders of our country.”

Zahra Koochizad is the MSF midwife supervisor in the MSF maternity wing of Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was working on the maternity ward on 12 May 2020, the day of an attack by unknown assailants who killed 15 mothers and...

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Afghanistan: Fifteen mothers confirmed killed in Kabul maternity wing attack

In the three weeks since a vicious attack on the Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF)-run maternity wing at Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, assessments have revealed that 15 mothers were killed in the hospital. Five of these women were in labour and were minutes,...

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Afghanistan: “They came to kill the mothers” in Kabul maternity hospital attack

In the days following the attack on the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-supported Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, it has become clear that what happened on 12 May was a deliberate assault on a maternity hospital with the purpose of killing mothers in cold...

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Afghanistan: Revolting attack on maternity ward kills pregnant women and babies

KABUL – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is devastated after yesterday’s sickening attack on pregnant women, mothers and their babies at our maternity ward in Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. While pregnant women and babies, in one of life’s most...

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