Europe & Central Asia

MSF staff delivering medical supplies in Akcakale camp in Turkey
Europe & Central Asia


Türkiye (formerly Turkey) hosts the world's largest refugee and asylum seeker population – just over four million – nearly 3.7 million of whom are Syrian.
MSF, Doctors Without Borders, Activities in Afghanistan
Europe & Central Asia


On 12 May 2020 the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) maternity ward in Dasht-e-Barchi hospital, Kabul, was attacked. Gunmen killed 24 people, including 16 mothers, two children, and an MSF midwife.
 X-rays of a drug-resistant tuberculosis patient. Armenia, February 2014.
Europe & Central Asia


In Armenia, MSF first worked in the country in 1988 to respond to medical needs following the Spitak earthquake before treating people with drug-resistant tuberculosis with new, effective drugs. We closed our last projects in 2019.
MSF staff at the Doctors Without Borders mobile clinic
Europe & Central Asia


In France, we work with migrants and refugees who encounter policies and practices aimed at preventing them from settling or claiming their rights.
Europe & Central Asia


MSF first worked in Albania in 1998 and closed its projects in 2000.
A Syrian man and his infant son sit in their tent at Harmanli Camp, a former military installation in Bulgaria. A major increase in the number of migrants crossing into Bulgaria in recent months has strained Bulgaria's existing system. Authorities have quickly moved migrants into makeshift facilities including abandoned schools, tents, containers and military barracks.
Europe & Central Asia


MSF first worked in Bulgaria in 1981 and closed its projects in 2015.