Syria

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) denounces the recent air strikes on and next to nine hospitals across Idlib province, in North West Syria, including three hospitals supported by MSF. These attacks took place over a period of four days, between 7 and 10 August 2015, and indicate an increasing pattern...
Fuel shortages are causing widespread disruption to everyday services, especially lifesaving medical activities in northern Syria, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Many health structures in Hama and Idlib have been forced to close or to drastically cut their activities due to a lack of fuel for...
An MSF-supported hospital director describes horror of a mass-casualty influx in northwestern Syria In the afternoon of 04 June 2015, a horrific missile strike devastated a town centre in Idlib Governorate, Syria. The wounded arrived in wave after wave at a nearby small makeshift hospital that is...
Yesterday afternoon, Thursday 4 June , a strike by three missiles in a town in Idlib Governorate caused carnage and resulted in a mass casualty influx of 130 wounded patients to the nearest field hospital supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). This latest incident comes after a harsh month in...
A chlorine attack in the north west of Syria on 16th March has killed six people and poisoned a further 70 people, according to reports by Syrian doctors working in the region who were contacted by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Helicopters were seen dropping barrels, which released a suffocating...
Although Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders is currently able to run six health facilities in the north of Syria, in most of the country the organization cannot have teams working directly on the ground providing hands-on medical care. But in order to ensure some continuity of...
As the war in Syria enters its fifth year, desperately-needed aid is failing to reach millions of people who are trapped by the conflict, and a massive increase in medical assistance is required, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said Wednesday. “Four years since the start of the Syrian conflict, the...
By Dr. Joanne Liu As Syria enters its fifth year of conflict , the war continues to be defined by brutal violence that does not distinguish between civilians and combatants. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, and half the population has fled either within Syria or into neighboring...
Two car bombs exploded in towns in northern Syria on 26 July – one in Atmeh and the other in Azaz – causing large numbers of civilian casualties, including a Syrian staff member of the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF strongly condemns these deadly attacks on...
The Emergency Room in the MSF hospital in Jabal Akkrad, Syria. © Robin MELDRUM/MSF
Abduction forces closure of three of MSF’s medical facilities providing care to 150,000 Syrians Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that its five staff held in Syria have been safely released. The organisation strongly condemns this abduction, which has forced MSF to permanently close one...
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