In Jordan, where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treats patients who need specialized surgical and rehabilitative care, a project originally designed for Iraqis now also includes people from several other nations, including Yemen, Libya, and Syria.
The high number of Syrians registering as refugees at the Domeez camp, near the city of Dohuk in the Kurdish region of Iraq, has overstretched the camp's capacity. Domeez camp was established in April 2012 and was initially designed to host 1,000 families. The population in the camp has now risen above 35,000 people, however. Despite the efforts of the local authorities, the level of assistance is clearly insufficient, and aid workers are struggling to keep up with the needs of all the residents. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing thousands of medical consultations every day, has supplied families with water and hygiene kits, and is planning a measles vaccination campaign.
Broadcast through ARTE (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne) television network in December 2009, Scars of War, or Les blessures de la guerre d’Irak, is a 20-minute documentary focused on war-wounded Iraqi patients inside MSF's reconstructive surgery project in Amman, Jordan.
A five-part series of short films chronicles the story of Mouna, a young girl who suffered severe injuries in Iraq three years ago and who is now learning to walk again, on artificial limbs with the help of MSF surgeons and physiotherapists in Amman, Jordan.