Syria

MSF urgently calls for medical evacuations for eighteen patients whose lives are in the balance Medics supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Madaya besieged town confirm five deaths from starvation since the first UN/ICRC/SARC* humanitarian convoy arrived on the afternoon of 11 January...
Since July 2015, a siege has been imposed by the Syrian government forces around the town of Madaya, near the border with Lebanon in Syria’s Rural Damascus Governorate. Since the single one-off food distribution on 18 October, this has been tightened to a total stranglehold siege. Around 20,000...
MSF teams have managed to deliver urgently needed aid to thousands of people in the city of Aleppo (Syria) which is going through its fifth winter of civil war. In partnership with the Aleppo City Local Council, 5,200 winter and hygiene for displaced families were distributed in the first weeks of...
Dr. Marwan* worked with MSF in Tal Abyad, northern Syria. After refusing a job offer from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, he knew his life was in danger, and made the hard decision to leave for Europe. “I was a paediatric doctor in Syria, married with two children. We lived in...
An upsurge in fighting and bombing over the past week in northern Syria’s Azaz district, near the Turkish border, is jeopardising medical activities in the few hospitals and health posts that are still functioning, says international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without...
Hospital partially destroyed – patients under treatment died in transit A double-tap 1 barrel bombing on Saturday 28 November on a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-supported hospital in a besieged zone in northern Homs governorate, Syria, has caused 7 deaths, the partial destruction of the hospital...
MSF urges 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council to stop the massacres in Syria At least 70 people have been killed and 550 injured in an airstrike on a marketplace in the Douma neighbourhood near Damascus, Syria, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on 31 October. As...
At least 35 Syrian patients and medical staff have been killed, and 72 wounded, in a significant increase of air strikes on hospitals in Northern Syria, according to health staff supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) inside Syria. The escalation of attacks, which began in late September, have...
Makeshift hospitals supported by medical emergency organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have reported a series of extreme mass-casualty influxes resulting from 20 consecutive days of intense bombing attacks in August on markets and civilian buildings in the besieged communities of East...
A hospital in Aleppo Governorate run by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders treated four patients exhibiting symptoms of exposure to chemical agents on the evening of Friday the 21st. The patients are a family of four – the two parents, a 3-year-old girl and a 5-day-old newborn baby...
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