Displaced Families Struggle to Survive in Herat, Afghanistan

In 2018, conflict and drought forced an estimated 150,000 people to flee their villages in northwestern Afghanistan and seek shelter in the city of Herat. There, they've faced shortages of food and water and limited access to health care. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working to meet some of the needs, providing obstetric care to women and primary and nutrition care to children. As of July 2019, some 18,000 displaced families remain in Herat, but humanitarian aid has declined sharply and access to water has become a serious problem.