Syria

We are aware that misconstrued and misused information on MSF in Syria is circulating on the web and social media. We reiterate what we stated in our press release on the 24th of August MSF does not have the capacity to identify the cause of the neurotoxic symptoms of patients reported by three...
Over the last two days, the US Administration and other governmental authorities have referred to reports from several agencies, including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), while stating that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was “undeniable” and to designate the perpetrators. MSF today warned...
Three hospitals in Syria's Damascus governorate that are supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have reported to MSF that they received approximately 3,600 patients displaying neurotoxic symptoms in less than three hours on the morning of Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Of those patients, 355...
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After more than two years of war, Syrians make up the largest group of migrants arriving in Greece “It was 5 am. My sister cooked me a delicious breakfast. Then I jumped in the car and made for the Syrian-Turkish border.” Lawand DEEK, a 21-year-old from Ar-Raqqah province, is keeping a diary of his...
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Istanbul is home to a growing Syrian community who are torn between returning to their country once the war is over or making their way on to Europe Seated on the left, Yaman. He is 12 years old, quiet, and a keen supporter of Real Madrid football club. He fled Syria and now lives with his family...
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Syrian refugees in neighbouring Turkey may have evaded the guns and missiles, but there is no escape from the physical and emotional scars of the conflict Ahmed BEIDUN displays his medical certificate while his son plays on the floor nearby. Ahmed lost his left foot during an airstrike in Aleppo,...
Airstrikes and clashes dominate daily life in Syria Alia MOSA lies on a bed in a hospital in northern Syria. Her feet are wrapped in bandages. She is angry and despairing, and desperate to tell her story. “It was 5 am,” she says. “They launched missiles and my house was totally destroyed. Four of...
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A Syrian doctor working with MSF explains the medical needs now that Syria is at war. “This place used to be a school. It has now become an out-patient clinic; it comprises an in-patient doctor, a pediatrician, a gynecology clinic. The proportion of patients with diabetes and hypertension has...
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Steve Rubin, MSF surgeon, talks about the medical needs in Syria “Before the war, people in Syria had good quality care. Some of the people really want that care again. So they come in here because they don’t have any other options to go to anymore. Other than us, everybody else is doing war trauma...
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In Syria the number of people in need of urgent medical care keeps increasing. MSF runs six hospitals, four health centres and several mobile clinic programmes inside Syria. While these medical programmes are undoubtedly saving dozens of lives every day, the extremely high insecurity means that MSF...
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