Syria

AMSTERDAM/NORTHEAST SYRIA — Following the launch of Turkish military operations and the extremely volatile situation in northeast Syria, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has taken the difficult decision to suspend the majority of its activities and evacuate all its...
Children are dying from preventable diseases and women are giving birth in unsafe conditions in Al Hol camp, northeastern Syria, after being displaced from areas in Deir Ez Zor governorate where the final battles took place between Islamic State (IS) group and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), says...
Dr. Akin Chan
Surgeon
 
Stepping onto the Syrian territory once again, after 18 years, I have a mixed feeling.
 
Patients’ requirements for medical care do not change when frontlines move and control shifts from one group to another in the ongoing Syrian war. After seven years of being denied access, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) once again requests the Syrian government to grant...
The number of patients injured by landmines, booby traps and explosives doubled between November 2017 and March 2018. Half of the victims were children, some as young as one. This alarming trend comes as more people return home after fighting subsided in the governorates of Raqqa, Hassakeh and Deir...
By Meinie Nicolai, nurse and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) General Director Most people in East Ghouta live underground. Medical care is increasingly provided in basements. What is happening there cannot bear the light of day. I recently spoke to one of the directors of a hospital MSF has been...
MSF calls for an immediate ceasefire to enable the basic human act of helping the sick and wounded Casualty numbers in Syria’s besieged East Ghouta enclave are soaring beyond imagination as the capacity to provide healthcare is in its final throes , said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today...
Mass casualty influxes, with hundreds of dead and wounded, have been reported to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) by medical facilities the medical aid organization supports in the opposition-controlled East Ghouta besieged enclave near Damascus in Syria. This comes amid an extraordinary increase in...
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