Syria

In the north of Syria’s Idlib province, civilians are being made victims of a terror strategy carried out through intense and indiscriminate bombing, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. As fighting intensifies north of the road linking Aleppo and Idlib, government forces are bombing towns...
The humanitarian situation in Syria continues to worsen as the war escalates and attacks against health facilities continue. Access to large parts of the country remains extremely difficult due to insecurity and heavy fighting, and more than two million people have been displaced. The number of...
Tens of thousands of people, many of them wounded, are trapped in the city of Deir Azzour, eastern Syria, due to intense fighting and aerial bombardments. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls for the sick and wounded to be evacuated to safer locations and for international medical teams to have an...
Dr Martial Ledecq is a surgeon who is just back in Belgium from a one-month mission in one of the four makeshift medical facilities set up by MSF in the north of Syria. Since the end of June 2012, our teams have treated more than 2,500 patients and carried out some 550 surgical procedures. Can you...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is increasing its medical activities to help victims of the conflict in Syria. MSF is providing emergency and surgical treatment for the wounded, as well as medical care for people displaced from their homes within Syria and for refugees who have escaped to...
As conflict in Syria reaches critical levels, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has donated a cargo of relief items and medical supplies – including surgical and first aid kits – to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Damascus. This delivery complements the tons of medical supplies and relief items...
“Injured people started coming from everywhere” Surgical specialist Anna NOWAK has completed more than 20 missions with MSF. She has just returned from Syria, where she helped to set up the project. How did you manage to set up this emergency mission without official authorisation from the Syrian...
“Some arrived too late to be saved” Kelly DILWORTH, an MSF anaesthetist who has worked for MSF for nine years, has returned after a month on mission in Syria. She recalls the pain of the wounded people she was treating and the severity of their injuries in a context where it’s difficult to get...
“We’re getting good results”” Brian MOLLER is an anaesthetic nurse. He has been working with MSF for nine years and is today an emergency coordinator. This July, Brian managed the surgical hospital set up by MSF in Syria. What’s your point of view on what is happening in Syria? We’re working in a...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working on the ground in Syria for the past two months, trying to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by the conflict. With the help of a group of Syrian doctors, in six days a team was able to transform an empty house into an emergency...
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