Country/Region

October 08, 2014

 

Since January 2014, violence in Iraq has driven an estimated 1.8 million people from their homes, according to official figures. Nearly half of them are taking refuge in schools, camps, or unfinished buildings in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).

September 16, 2014

 

Just a few weeks after opening its doors for the first time on August 4, the maternity unit in Domeez refugee camp, in northern Iraqi Kurdistan, is crowded with Syrian women, many of them mothers of newborns or mothers-to-be. All have chosen to take advantage of a range of maternity services—from antenatal check-ups to postnatal vaccinations—provided by staff who are themselves refugees.

August 13, 2014

In the eleven days after militants from the Islamic State (IS) group stormed the district of Sinjar in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate, a constant stream of thousands of exhausted people has been flowing into Syria. They are heading to the relative safety of the northern border between Syria and Iraq.

August 11, 2014

In late 2013, MSF sent teams to MSF projects in Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan on the same day to record the work we are doing with Syrians, to experience the situation through the eyes of staff members trying to provide desperately needed assistance.

June 19, 2014

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.

April 16, 2014

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.”

March 12, 2014

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

January 10, 2014

A week after five international staff members were taken from an MSF house in northern Syria on the evening of January 2, 2014, MSF continues to put all efforts toward securing their safe return.

Our missing colleagues are from Belgium, Denmark, Peru, Sweden and Switzerland. They were working in an MSF-run hospital to provide essential healthcare to people affected by the conflict in Syria, where the humanitarian and medical needs are overwhelming.

January 10, 2014

A week after five international staff members were taken from a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) house in northern Syria on the evening of January 2, 2014, MSF continues to put all efforts toward securing their safe return.

Our missing colleagues are from Belgium, Denmark, Peru, Sweden, and Switzerland. They were working in an MSF-run hospital to provide essential health care to people affected by the conflict in Syria, where the humanitarian and medical needs are overwhelming.

November 20, 2013

On November 13, MSF opened a mother and child hospital in northern Jordan that aims to assist Syrian refugees in the area and local communities as well.