Syria

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Loïc Jaeger just spent two months in Syria as a project manager in one of three covert hospitals that MSF manages inside the country. He describes the humanitarian situation and the response that MSF is engaged in. What is the situation in this crisis after two years of conflict? The situation is...
What do the Syrian National Coalition, a foreign jihadi group, a Gulf State and the Iranian and American governments all have in common? All are providing varying degrees of ‘humanitarian’ aid to the side they support in the Syrian conflict, but none are able to curtail the immense suffering alone...
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Special Report – Syria two years On: The failure of international aid After two years of extremely violent conflict, the humanitarian situation in Syria is now catastrophic and the aid provided falls drastically short of what is needed. The diplomatic paralysis preventing a political resolution of...
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Katrin KISSWANI headed MSF’s activities in northern Syria for two months. ‘We’ve been working mainly in the Jabal Al-Akkrad region, in the north of Idlib governorate, which is fairly mountainous and close to the border with Turkey. While some of these areas haven’t suffered the same frequency and...
International aid provided to Syria is not being distributed equally between government and opposition controlled areas. The areas under government control receive nearly all international aid, while opposition-held zones receive only a tiny share. Donors must support cross-border humanitarian...
All parties to the conflict in Syria should respect patients, medical staff and health facilities, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). On 24 January a missile landed 800 metres from an MSF field hospital in the Aleppo area, although no casualties were reported. On 13 January, after an airstrike on...
On Tuesday, January 15, after aerial bombing and bombardment struck two localities in the west of Syria’s Idlib governorate, 44 wounded patients received emergency treatment in a field hospital operated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Thirty-six wounded patients arrived early in the afternoon,...
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At least 20 people were killed and 99 were injured when warplanes bombed a market in Azaz, northern Syria on 13 January, according to Médecins Sans Frontières. Twenty of the wounded, all of them civilians, were treated in an MSF medical facility. The attack on the market in Azaz, near the Turkish...
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