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The Kunduz hospital attack: A doctor's story

03 Oct 16 | 02 Jul 21

The Kunduz hospital attack: A doctor's story

The 3rd of October will be remembered as one of the darkest days in MSF's history.

On this day in 2015, US airstrikes killed 42 people and destroyed the MSF trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

In this special episode of Everyday Emergency, we look back on the attack one year on with Dr Kass Thomas – an intensive care specialist from Australia – who was in the hospital on the night of the attack.

MSF in Afghanistan

Decades of conflict have ruined Afghanistan’s economy and infrastructure, and many people rely on humanitarian aid.

MSF provides emergency, paediatric and maternal healthcare in Afghanistan, which has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

We work in one hospital in Kabul and one in Helmand province, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health. We also run a maternity hospital in rural Khost province and a drug-resistant tuberculosis programme in Kandahar.