YAKAWLANG, BAMIYAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 16, 2003. The MSf team prepare to leave the compound in Yakawlang to drive to the Dagah clinic, an hour drive away. MSf has been operating in Afghanistan for over 20 years. The main challenge to provide healthcare in the remote part of the country is isolation and security.
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