MSF's publications are an expression of our belief in the principle of témoignage, or bearing witness, and the belief that we are accountable to those we work for and with. Sharing news about our activities and reflecting on them, offering critiques when necessary, are therefore crucial aspects of our work.

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May 24, 2001

MSF Calls on World Food Program to Provide Balanced Diet

Faryab, Afghanistan, May 25, 2001 — Physicians from the medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have clinically confirmed an outbreak of scurvy in Faryab province, northern Afghanistan. Scurvy, which is caused by the lack of vitamin C in the diet, leads to black discoloration of the legs, gum bleeding, and eventually death.

December 18, 2000

Herat/New York, 19 December 2000 — The international medical aid organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns of a severe deterioration in the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. In view of the proposed additional UN sanctions, UN agencies withdrew their international staff, bringing their vital relief operations almost to a standstill.

September 07, 2000

New York/Brussels, 8 September 2000 — The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on the international community to act immediately in the province of Takhar, northern Afghanistan, where fighting has displaced thousands of people. According to Doctors Without Borders team members working in the area, at least 60,000 people have fled their homes after the Taleban launched a new offensive against General Masood of the Northern Alliance at the end of July.

January 01, 1984

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The testimony which follows was collected November 27-29 in Northern Afghanistan by MSF.

Taloqan (Takhar Province)

The space to provide neutral, independent, impartial humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan has been lost, and this is having dire consequences for the population

MSF urges the Greek authorities to carefully measure the impact of detention on the well-being of migrants and asylum seekers and to seek alternatives to the detention of new arrivals.

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May 24, 2001

MSF Calls on World Food Program to Provide Balanced Diet

Faryab, Afghanistan, May 25, 2001 — Physicians from the medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have clinically confirmed an outbreak of scurvy in Faryab province, northern Afghanistan. Scurvy, which is caused by the lack of vitamin C in the diet, leads to black discoloration of the legs, gum bleeding, and eventually death.

December 18, 2000

Herat/New York, 19 December 2000 — The international medical aid organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns of a severe deterioration in the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. In view of the proposed additional UN sanctions, UN agencies withdrew their international staff, bringing their vital relief operations almost to a standstill.

September 07, 2000

New York/Brussels, 8 September 2000 — The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on the international community to act immediately in the province of Takhar, northern Afghanistan, where fighting has displaced thousands of people. According to Doctors Without Borders team members working in the area, at least 60,000 people have fled their homes after the Taleban launched a new offensive against General Masood of the Northern Alliance at the end of July.

January 01, 1984

Copyright MSF

The testimony which follows was collected November 27-29 in Northern Afghanistan by MSF.

Taloqan (Takhar Province)

The space to provide neutral, independent, impartial humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan has been lost, and this is having dire consequences for the population

MSF urges the Greek authorities to carefully measure the impact of detention on the well-being of migrants and asylum seekers and to seek alternatives to the detention of new arrivals.

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