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Doctors Without Borders Checks In From Kabul On Hospitals Under Fire And Working With Taliban

A doctor fills a syringe with the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 16, 2021. (Rahmat Gul/AP)
A doctor fills a syringe with the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 16, 2021. (Rahmat Gul/AP)

With evacuations ongoing in Afghanistan, most are focused on getting people safely out. But for some foreigners, the issue is how to stay in the country and provide humanitarian aid.

Among the groups is Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders, which has been on the ground in Afghanistan for four decades. The group is working with the Taliban, among others, to continue providing medical and aid services.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks to the group’s Afghanistan coordinator, Benoit Leduc, who is in Kabul.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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