Read about first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers and patients.

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July 11, 2013

MSF surgeon Martin John Jarmin, III, tells the story of Ali, a young patient treated at the MSF hospital in Kunduz after he was injured in an explosion.

June 19, 2013

Mitra, a 16-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, shares the story of his difficult journey from a detention center in Greece.

April 18, 2013

MSF Country Representative Benoit De Gryse discusses MSF's "no weapons" policy and building trust with local people in Afghanistan.

November 14, 2012

Nurse Brett Adamson recently completed a six-month mission in Kunduz, Afghanistan, where MSF runs a hospital providing emergency surgery to people with life-threatening injuries.

May 20, 2011

MSF's Project Coordinator in the Pakistan district of Hangu talks about delivering emergency care in a conflict-riddled area where the medical needs are intense.

November 21, 2010

One year after MSF returned to Afghanistan, Country Representative Michiel Hofman talks about choices, challenges, and the way forward for MSF in the country.

February 20, 2004

Joy O'Hazy, MD, is currently with MSF in northeast Iran, where she provides medical care to Afghan refugees. Here she describes running a mobile clinic that sees up to 4,000 patients a month.

April 25, 2003

Diderik van Halsema, Project Coordinator in Kandahar, Afghanistan was forced to evacuate his team from southern Afghanistan in April, 2003, when increasing violence against foreigners made it impossible to stay.

October 30, 2001

MSF has been the leading aid organization in Jalozai Camp since November 2000, providing basic health care, water, and nutritional assistance.

October 14, 2001

Brice de le Vingne had been working in Afghanistan for three weeks as an MSF field coordinator when he had to evacuate from Mazar-i-Sharif a few days after the September 11 attacks in the United States.