Syria

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Update March 2014 Three years of extremely violent war have ripped apart towns, villages, hospitals, clinics – everything that Syrians relied on for their existence. Throughout the country, families that can are fleeing from one place of refuge to the next, each time with fewer belongings and more...
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In open letter, MSF calls for increased cross-border humanitarian aid for Syrians Open letter to the Member States of the High Level Group on Syria Greatly increased humanitarian aid must be delivered across Syria’s borders, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urged in an open letter to a group of...
The hospitals in the northern city of Aleppo have found themselves overwhelmed after a wave of airstrikes killed over 100 people and left many more injured in the last few days, according to local medical sources. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is supporting the hospitals in the area with medical...
Your Excellencies, Médecins Sans Frontières has been providing assistance to victims of the Syrian conflict since April 2011. We welcome the diplomatic negotiations which are needed to address the urgent humanitarian needs in this extremely violent conflict. But we would like to draw your attention...
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“I was the only midwife on the day Sedra’s* mother came to MSF’s hospital in Syria,” says Amanda GODBALLE, a Danish midwife for MSF. “She was only six months pregnant, but the delivery had already begun. She was expecting her first children – two twin girls. There was no way to stop the delivery as...
130,000 people have fled the district of Al Safira, in Aleppo province, which has been under violent attack since 8th October. There is currently insufficient humanitarian aid to meet the massive, and growing, needs of these displaced people. Fighting, shelling and aerial attacks have left 76 dead...
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The massive political mobilisation seen around the issue of chemical weapons in Syria, reemphasised by the award last Friday of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), must immediately be applied to humanitarian access, the aid organisation Médecins...
Last November, I was informed by MSF that I had been matched for its mission in Syria.
Following the agreement brokered between the governments of Russia and the United States of America, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on these two States to place at the top of their diplomatic agendas the substantial scale up of humanitarian...
A Syrian surgeon working for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Dr Muhammad Abyad, has been killed in northern Syria. His body was found on 3 September in Aleppo province. He was 28 years old. MSF would like to express its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr Abyad, who was working in...
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