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March 13, 2013

The population of Kabul has tripled over the last 10 years. Some people arrive after fleeing conflict-torn areas for the relative safety of the capital, while others, pushed by poverty, are simply trying to make a living. Returnees from Pakistan and other provinces of Afghanistan have also made their way back to the city. For those living in makeshift settlements and camps, the harsh winter makes an already difficult situation even harder. In January 2013, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started running mobile clinics and nutritional screenings in six locations where hundreds of Afghans have settled.

September 28, 2010

MSF continues to deploy emergency aid to flood-affected regions of Pakistan, focusing on pathologies resulting from poor living conditions and food shortages.

September 23, 2010

In Pakistan's Balochistan province, MSF is working to provide clean drinking water and to prevent outbreaks of waterborne diseases.

September 06, 2010

Living conditions for people displaced by floods in Pakistan have intensified malnutrition. Malnourished children are more susceptible to potentially deadly illnesses, such as acute watery diarrhea and pneumonia.

August 26, 2010

Displaced people living under makeshift tents are in need of medical assistance, water, and shelter.

August 20, 2010

Cholera is endemic in Pakistan, and conditions created by the recent floods greatly compound the possibility of an epidemic outbreak. MSF is taking every precaution to prevent such an outbreak from happening while preparing for a large scale response if it does.

August 20, 2010

Water sources have been lost or contaminated in Mingora, leaving this population at risk of rapidly spreading diseases. MSF is now providing 200,000 liters of fresh water there every day.

August 18, 2010

Since severe flooding began in Pakistan in late July, MSF has been providing medical care at its pre-existing programs and through mobile clinics, working to enable access to clean drinking water, and distributing essential non-food items to millions of displaced people in order to prevent outbreaks of water related  illnesses.

August 17, 2010

An MSF team distributes essential goods, such as jerry cans for water, cooking kits, tarps, and blankets, to displaced people in Peshawar.

August 16, 2010

In Charsadda, MSF is delivering safe water to areas where people affected by the floods have gathered. Here, MSF water and sanitation engineer Thomas Batardy, explains his team's approach.

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