Syria

As fighting intensifies to control the city of Raqqa, the city’s residents are once again caught in the middle. During six years of war, they have suffered bombing, fighting, persecution and public beheadings. Thousands have risked their lives to cross checkpoints and minefields to reach safer...
Retreating fighters booby-trap everything from TVs to teddy bears As fighting intensifies across northern Syria, explosive devices and mines are having a devastating impact on civilians, warns Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in a report released on 3 April. MSF calls for...
A hospital in northern Syria supported by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been hit in an aerial attack, according to MSF. At around 6 pm on 25 March, Latamneh hospital in northern Hama governorate was targeted by a bomb dropped by a helicopter, which hit the entrance of...
Only a fraction of the massive needs are being met Six years into the war in Syria, civilians continue to suffer as a result of a brutal conflict that has precipitated a complex humanitarian crisis, with ever mounting suffering and millions without access to basic healthcare. In the face of these...
As Aleppo battle is at its most critical point, MSF is outraged at the violence exerted against civilians and the passivity displayed by all those that can do something to stop it. MSF calls on all warring parties to abide by their obligation to protect civilians in both the besieged areas and in...
On his way to meet friends for coffee, 27-year-old computer repairman Abu Ahmed* was injured by a cluster bomb. Four weeks later, his bone fracture has failed to heal. His only hope is specialist orthopaedic surgery in Turkey – but he is trapped in east Aleppo. Bedridden, he now watches in despair...
Renewed intense conflict through late November in besieged areas near Damascus and Homs has led to significant increases in mass casualty influxes, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Multiple airstrikes hit East Ghouta again today; medics in the area are reporting many casualties including women...
The only specialised paediatric hospital in besieged east Aleppo has come under attack for the second time since airstrikes resumed on 15 November, destroying three floors and leaving it out of service. Three other hospitals have also take direct hits, resulting in casualties amongst staff and...
Over the last three weeks, at least 321 children have been wounded in Syrian and Russian airstrikes. Medical authorities also fear a rise in the number of children suffering from water-borne diseases while medical supplies still can’t reach the besieged city. The indiscriminate bombing by Syrian...
Interview of Carlos Francisco, Head of Mission of MSF for Syria “They have been abandoned by the world – the whole world is witnessing the city being destroyed, but nobody is doing anything to stop it,” says MSF head of mission Carlos Francisco. “This is the feeling shared by the 35 doctors left in...
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