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May 04, 2016

On May 3, 2016, Doctor Joanne Liu, the international president of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), addressed the United Nations Security Council ahead of a vote on a resolution to reaffirm the protection of health workers, hospitals and civilian infrastructure in conflict zones. The text of her speech is below.

June 26, 2015

Heavy clashes between security forces and armed opposition groups in the north-eastern province of Kunduz in Afghanistan have led to a surge in wounded arriving at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s trauma centre in Kunduz city. From June 20 to 23, MSF’s medical teams treated 77 patients directly wounded in the fighting; one-third of these patients were women and children.

August 20, 2014

This story appears in the Summer 2014 issue of Dispatches, the MSF Canada magazine. To download the complete magazine or to read previous issues, please visit our Publications page.

 

By Claudia Blume

After more than a decade of international aid and investment, Afghans continue to struggle to access critical medical care due to insecurity, distance, cost and the dysfunction of many health facilities.

July 21, 2014

Heavy fighting in central and northern Helmand Province between the Afghan forces and opposition forces has led to an increase in the numbers of war-wounded presenting to the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)-supported Boost Hospital, in Lashkargah. During the most intense phase of the fighting, from June 21 to July 5, MSF medical teams working in the hospital treated 68 patients with injuries related to the clashes.