Previous
Next
October 03, 2016

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the US military airstrikes on the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in which 42 people lost their lives. The attack was a violation of the rules of war, which require military forces to protect medical facilities and personnel in war zones.

September 28, 2016

MSF International President Dr. Joanne Liu, a physician from Montreal, addressed the UN Security Council, and called upon member states to live up to their obligations under UN Resolution 2286 and to stop the relentless assaults on civilian and medical targets.

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.

May 03, 2016

A week after an MSF-supported hospital in Aleppo, Syria was destroyed by direct airstrikes, MSF Canada's executive director, Stephen Cornish, calls on UN member states to reaffirm their obligations to protect hospitals in conflict zones.

April 29, 2016

The United States military today released its investigative report on the attack on the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on October 3, 2015. The attack killed 42 people, including 14 MSF staff members, and wounded dozens more.

December 12, 2015

After two months of in-depth investigations following the US airstrikes that destroyed the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last October, MSF today announces with great sadness that the death toll has been confirmed to be at least 42 people.

November 26, 2015

October 3, 2015, will forever remain a black day in the history of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In the early hours of the morning, MSF’s trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, came under precise and repeated airstrikes. As the attack continued, our colleagues fought for their lives and for the lives of their patients with extraordinary determination and courage.

November 25, 2015

The commander of US forces in Afghanistan today announced that an American military investigation into the October 3 airstrikes that destroyed a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and killed 30 people was the result of "human error, compounded by process and equipment failures."

October 23, 2015

Nearly three weeks after the US bombing of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on October 3, MSF today announces with sadness that the death toll is still rising, with one more MSF staff member confirmed to have been killed.

October 15, 2015

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today launched a petition urging citizens to call on U.S. president Barack Obama and the United States to consent to an independent investigation into the bombing of MSF’s trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on October 3.

Pages