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Due to the resurgence of violence in Iraq and the ongoing fighting between armed groups and the Iraqi army, hundreds of thousands of people have fled the cities of Mosul, Fallujah and Tikrit in the past month. Most have fled to Iraqi Kurdistan, Al Tameem governorate, or other cities considered relatively safe. Some civilians, however, remain trapped amidst heavy fighting.

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Early in the morning, a crowd of Syrian refugees, mostly women and children, stand outside the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) clinic at the Kawargosk camp in northern Iraq, waiting to see a doctor who knows their situation all too well. Dr. Muhammed Selim is himself a refugee, someone who was forced from his home by the war in his country just as they were forced from theirs.

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MSF continues to offer reconstructive surgical care to victims of violence in Iraq's Anbar Province and from all over the country, despite the huge challenges posed by the complex security situation.

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Since April 2012, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has managed a chronic disease treatment program in Lebanon to meet the desperate needs of Syrian patients who no longer have access to treatment.

“Nearly 90 percent of our patients arrive with prior diagnoses of chronic disease—typically hypertension and diabetes,” says Dr. Wael Harb, MSF supervisory doctor in the Bekaa Valley. “The condition worsens quickly if they haven’t received treatment for weeks.”

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Three years of extremely violent war have ripped apart towns, villages, hospitals, clinics—everything that Syrians relied on for their existence.

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As the humanitarian situation inside Syria continues to worsen, mental health needs among refugees who have fled the country are steadily increasing. Ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) wants to highlight the plight of Syrians in northern Iraq’s Domeez refugee camp, where MSF’s counselors and psychologists are seeing growing numbers of patients presenting with far more acute symptoms than a year ago.

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Some 42,300 Syrian refugees have passed through a border crossing into Iraq since it reopened on August 15.

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The number of Syrians registering as refugees at Domeez camp continues to climb, but there are not enough services in the camps to keep pace with the increased demand.

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A dialysis unit support project located in the Kirkuk general hospital implemented by the international medical humanitarian organization MSF is complete.

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More then 50,000 Syrians have sought refuge in Iraq, including 42,000 in the Kurdistan region where many live in overcrowded camps.

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