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December 04, 2001

New York/Paris, December 5, 2001 — Approximately 2,000 newly displaced Afghans have arrived over the past ten days in camps installed by Iranian authorities across the border inside Afghanistan, near the town of Zaranj in Nimruz province. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) relief teams have not received permission to distribute shelter materials, blankets, and food to these people.

December 04, 2001

Many Civilian Casualties From Bombing of Tora Bora

November 27, 2001

New York, November 28, 2001 — A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) international medical team, including a nurse and a field coordinator, re-entered the city of Kunduz yesterday, November 27. According to local Afghan MSF staff members who had continued to work in Kunduz even after the evacuation of MSF international staff following September 11, the MSF clinic has not been able to deliver medical care to the population of Kunduz during the recent fighting. The newly arrived MSF team found the clinic empty of patients and looted.

November 14, 2001

MSF Personnel Resume Work in Kabul, Mazar-I-Sharif, and Taloqan

Herat, Afghanistan/New York, November 15, 2001 — A team of international relief workers from the international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) arrived today by car in the city of Herat in western Afghanistan. This week, MSF international staff have also resumed activities in the former Taliban-held cities of Kabul, Mazar-I-Sharif, and Taloqan.

November 13, 2001

MSF Personnel Assessing Humanitarian Needs in Kabul

November 12, 2001

Kabul, Afghanistan/New York, November 13, 2001 — This morning, a team from the international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) managed to reach Kabul from the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan. The international team of four consists of a doctor, a nurse, an administrator, and a logistician. They have re-established full contact with MSF's Afghan staff in Kabul and are visiting the city's health structures to assess the health needs of the population.

November 08, 2001

November 9, 2001 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) this week opened two new assistance programs in southwest Afghanistan for internally displaced people near the Iranian border, at Mile 46 and Makaki. The Makaki mission is one of the first new MSF project to open in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan since all international MSF staff were evacuated on September 14.

October 17, 2001

New York/Brussels, October 18, 2001 — This week, several compounds of the international aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Afghanistan were looted. The compounds, in the cities of Mazar-I-Sharif and Kandahar, were crucial bases for the provision of medical and nutritional aid to the Afghan population. As a result of these lootings, Afghans in six provinces have been cut off from vital assistance.

October 01, 2001

New York, October 2, 2001 — This week, three charter planes are bringing a total of 115 tons of humanitarian relief supplies to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in and around Afghanistan. MSF will use these supplies to maintain and reinforce its current programs and to be fully prepared in the event of a new emergency.

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December 04, 2001

New York/Paris, December 5, 2001 — Approximately 2,000 newly displaced Afghans have arrived over the past ten days in camps installed by Iranian authorities across the border inside Afghanistan, near the town of Zaranj in Nimruz province. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) relief teams have not received permission to distribute shelter materials, blankets, and food to these people.

December 04, 2001

Many Civilian Casualties From Bombing of Tora Bora

November 27, 2001

New York, November 28, 2001 — A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) international medical team, including a nurse and a field coordinator, re-entered the city of Kunduz yesterday, November 27. According to local Afghan MSF staff members who had continued to work in Kunduz even after the evacuation of MSF international staff following September 11, the MSF clinic has not been able to deliver medical care to the population of Kunduz during the recent fighting. The newly arrived MSF team found the clinic empty of patients and looted.

November 14, 2001

MSF Personnel Resume Work in Kabul, Mazar-I-Sharif, and Taloqan

Herat, Afghanistan/New York, November 15, 2001 — A team of international relief workers from the international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) arrived today by car in the city of Herat in western Afghanistan. This week, MSF international staff have also resumed activities in the former Taliban-held cities of Kabul, Mazar-I-Sharif, and Taloqan.

November 13, 2001

MSF Personnel Assessing Humanitarian Needs in Kabul

November 12, 2001

Kabul, Afghanistan/New York, November 13, 2001 — This morning, a team from the international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) managed to reach Kabul from the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan. The international team of four consists of a doctor, a nurse, an administrator, and a logistician. They have re-established full contact with MSF's Afghan staff in Kabul and are visiting the city's health structures to assess the health needs of the population.

November 08, 2001

November 9, 2001 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) this week opened two new assistance programs in southwest Afghanistan for internally displaced people near the Iranian border, at Mile 46 and Makaki. The Makaki mission is one of the first new MSF project to open in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan since all international MSF staff were evacuated on September 14.

October 17, 2001

New York/Brussels, October 18, 2001 — This week, several compounds of the international aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Afghanistan were looted. The compounds, in the cities of Mazar-I-Sharif and Kandahar, were crucial bases for the provision of medical and nutritional aid to the Afghan population. As a result of these lootings, Afghans in six provinces have been cut off from vital assistance.

October 01, 2001

New York, October 2, 2001 — This week, three charter planes are bringing a total of 115 tons of humanitarian relief supplies to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in and around Afghanistan. MSF will use these supplies to maintain and reinforce its current programs and to be fully prepared in the event of a new emergency.

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