October 22, 2013

On the afternoon of September 24, I watched the news unfolding. Houses flattened, hundreds dead and many more injured following a major earthquake in the Awaran district of Balochistan province.

May 30, 2013

Following an attack on an office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, which killed an ICRC staff member, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today strongly condemned violence against humanitarian workers and facilities.

“MSF calls on all parties to the conflict in Afghanistan to respect humanitarian workers as well as medical facilities, which must remain safe and neutral,” said Brice de le Vingne, MSF director of operations.

MSF’s thoughts are with the family of the victim and with our ICRC colleagues.

MSF is shocked by the killing of a medical team from the humanitarian organization 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 heavily on this much needed assistance. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and our colleagues at IAM.

Michiel Hofman on's AfPak Channel, Jan. 12, 2011.

Patients and caregivers in Helmand province highlight - in their own voices - some of the realities of living in Afghanistan

MSF treats the wounded at the Ahmad Shah Baba hospital.

Only trauma centre of its kind in north of country

39 admitted, 14 undergo surgery

Facility offers lifesaving, specialized care for women and newborns