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Voice from the Field | May 15, 2013
Overcrowding and poor living conditions in Iraq’s Domeez camp have led to a recent deterioration in the health of Syrian refugees.
Field News | May 9, 2013
Watch a panel discussion featuring three distinct, on-the-ground, perspectives on the crisis in Syria and on MSF's various operations.
Voice from the Field | May 6, 2013
A young woman from Syria starts a new life in Turkey after being shot by a sniper.
Voice from the Field | May 3, 2013
MSF psychologist Audrey Magis discusses how war has affected people in Syria and what MSF is doing to help.
Field News | May 3, 2013
The conflict in Syria has left an estimated 6.8 million people in urgent need of humanitarian need, both inside and outside the country.
Voice from the Field | April 18, 2013
Belgian midwife Cathy Janssens, who recently returned from a MSF assignment in Syria, reflects on the highs and lows of her experience.
Field News | April 12, 2013
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.
Voice from the Field | March 20, 2013
MSF project manager Loïc Jaeger describes the situation in Syria, where he spent two months working in an MSF hospital.
Press Coverage | March 18, 2013
MSF's Fabio Forgione describes the humanitarian crisis facing the approximately 400,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, with many more arriving daily.
Transcript | March 11, 2013
MSF Teleconference on the humanitarian situation in Syria, conducted March 7, 2013
Press Coverage | March 8, 2013
MSF's Christopher Stokes and Audrey Landemann describe the catastrophic state of health care in Syria, where there is a lack of everything from qualified surgeons to medical supplies for chronic conditions.
Press Coverage | March 7, 2013
MSF's Christopher Stokes describes how armed conflict has led to the collapse of Syria's medical system, leaving many Syrians without urgently needed treatment. The government and international community must remove obstacles to humantiarian aid, he said.
Press Release | March 6, 2013
Two years of war has resulted in a humanitarian catastrophe in Syria, where the needs far outstrip the aid that's being provided.
Special Report | March 6, 2013
After two years of extremely violent conflict that the UN estimates has killed more than 70,000, the people of Syria are mired in a humanitarian catastrophe.
Press Coverage | February 26, 2013
Half of Syria's hospitals are out of service, leaving wounded and chronically ill patients without basic care. MSF's Mego Terzian and Bruno Jochum describe the collapse of the Syrian health system.
Press Coverage | February 22, 2013
MSF's Kassia Queen describes the severe health toll of the Syrian conflict, including waterborne diseases and physical and mental trauma.
Press Coverage | February 15, 2013
MSF is calling attention to the lack of basic assistance for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, including shelter and medical care.
Press Coverage | February 8, 2013
MSF warns that a lack of shelter and medical care is threatening the health of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, who now number more than 260,000.
Press Coverage | February 7, 2013
MSF is calling for the Lebanese government and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees to speed up the process for registering Syrian refugees and providing for their basic needs.
Press Release | February 6, 2013
A new MSF survey shows half of refugees not receiving required medical care; immediate steps must be taken to improve shelter and provide aid to new arrivals.
Special Report | February 6, 2013
This report specifically focuses on MSF’s work with Syrian refugees and other displaced populations in Lebanon, where MSF teams are providing urgent assistance and free-of-charge medical care among people now sheltering in Tripoli and in various locations of the Bekaa Valley.
Voice from the Field | February 1, 2013
MSF Field Coordinator Katrin Kisswani describes the situation in Syria's Jabal Al-Akrad region, where the health system has collapsed after nearly two years of conflict.
Press Coverage | February 1, 2013
A flood of refugees is leaving Syria and an estimated 2 million Syrians are displaced inside the country. MSF is one of the few aid organizations helping people in rebel-held areas, and not enough aid is reaching them.
Press Coverage | January 30, 2013
MSF said the United Nations and other actors need to provide more aid to people in rebel-held areas, who now receive only a small share of international help.
Press Release | January 29, 2013
International donors must support cross-border humanitarian operations in opposition-held areas in Syria.
Press Release | January 26, 2013
Amid growing insecurity in Syria's Aleppo region, all parties to the conflict must respect patients, medical staff, and health facilities, MSF said today.
Press Coverage | January 23, 2013
MSF's Shinjiro Murata is interviewed on NPR's Talk of the Nation about responding to emergency and chronic medical needs in Syria's war-torn Aleppo province.
Press Release | January 17, 2013
After aerial bombs and a rocket struck localities in the west of Syria’s Idlib governorate, 44 wounded patients received emergency treatment in a field hospital operated by MSF.
Press Coverage | January 14, 2013
MSF's Shinjiro Murata describes the aftermath of an airstrike in northern Syria that killed 20 people and wounded 99. MSF personnel are treating many of the survivors.
Press Release | January 14, 2013
At least 20 people were killed and 99 injured when warplanes bombed a market in the northern Syrian city of Azaz on January 13.
Press Release | January 10, 2013
In the north of Syria's Idlib Province, civilians are terrorized by a strategy of intense and indiscriminate bombing and the wounded face few options for emergency medical care.
Field News | January 9, 2013
An interview from Le Monde in which MSF operations advisor Fabrice Weissman, recently returned from a mission in Syria, details the enormous scope of the medica needs on the ground.
Field News | December 21, 2012
Syrians affected by the ongoing conflict need greater humanitarian assistance inside and outside the country.
Press Coverage | December 12, 2012
Fighting has trapped tens of thousands of Syrians in the city of Deir al-Zor and there is urgent need for medical teams to be authorized to evacuate wounded people, according to an MSF team that visited the area in late November.
Press Release | December 12, 2012
Tens of thousands of people, many of them wounded, are trapped by intense fighting and bombing in Deir Azzour.
Field News | November 21, 2012
More then 50,000 Syrians have sought refuge in Iraq, including 42,000 in the Kurdistan region where many live in overcrowded camps.
Voice from the Field | November 16, 2012
Dr. Martial Ledecq, a surgeon who recently completed a one-month mission in Syria with MSF, discusses his work and the notion of neutrality in a starkly divided country.
Voice from the Field | November 16, 2012
British surgeon Paul McMaster recently returned from Syria, where he treated the wounded first in an operating theater set up in a cave and then on a farm.
Alert Article | November 13, 2012
Patricia Kahn, MSF-USA’s medical editor, recently visited MSF’s surgical program in Amman, Jordan, which treats patients from throughout the Middle East.
Alert Article | November 13, 2012
MSF has expanded its operations in Lebanon and Jordan to provide care to Syrian patients.
Alert Article | November 9, 2012
MSF is working in and around Syria to provide aid to the victims of ongoing fighting.
Field News | November 6, 2012
MSF has scaled-up assistance to victims of the conflict in Syria, providing emergency and surgical care for the wounded and displaced within Syria and in neighboring countries.
Voice from the Field | September 28, 2012
Ruth Priestley is an MSF operating theater nurse who recently returned from Syria. Here she discusses her experience in MSF's surgical trauma hospital.
Press Release | September 10, 2012
Press Release | September 7, 2012
Syrian refugees in Lebanon are living in overcrowded conditions, fearful for their safety and unable to afford medical care.
Special Report | September 7, 2012
As the crisis in Syria intensifies daily, with thousands continuing to flee to neighboring countries to search for safety, humanitarian needs inside and outside the country are escalating rapidly.
Field News | September 6, 2012
MSF is providing aid to Syrian and Afghan migrants and asylum-seekers arriving on the Greek islands of Samos, Leros, and Simi.
Field News | August 20, 2012
Three MSF staff members give first-hand accounts of the months they recently spent inside Syria caring for wounded patients in a clandestine surgery program.
Press Coverage | August 14, 2012
CNN Middle East correspondent Jomana Karadsheh reports on a Syrian family receiving treatment at an MSF surgical project in Amman, Jordan.
Field News | August 14, 2012
As the crisis in Syria continues to intensify, the humanitarian needs in Syria and in surrounding countries are increasing significantly.
Field News | July 26, 2012
Refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria are arriving in Jordan every day, ending up in one of the refugee camps set up at the border crossing in the Jordanian town of Ramtha.
Voice from the Field | June 21, 2012
MSF is expanding its activities in Lebanon for Syrian people seeking shelter and medical care.
Voice from the Field | May 14, 2012
In late March 2012, an MSF team crossed the Turkish border into Syria in an effort to provide medical aid in the Idlib region.
Press Release | May 14, 2012
Wounded people and medical workers remain targeted and threatened in parts of Syria, preventing people from receiving life-saving emergency medical care.
Alert Article | May 4, 2012
In this piece, which originally appeared in the British Medical Journal, MSF's Dr. Greg Elder writes on the use of medicine as a weapon in Syria.
Alert Article | May 4, 2012
Testimonies from Syrian patients and doctors point to a coordinated crackdown on the provision of urgent medical care for people wounded in the ongoing violence.
Op-Eds & Articles | February 14, 2012
In this op-ed from the British Medical Journal, Greg Elder, deputy director of MSF-France, discusses the current crisis in Syria.
Press Coverage | February 9, 2012
Doctors Without Borders accuses the government of denying even the most basic care to the wounded in Syria.
Press Release | February 8, 2012
The Syrian regime is persecuting people wounded in demonstrations and the medical workers trying to treat them.
Special Report | February 8, 2012
These 15 testimonies from injured people and doctors from across Syria were collected by MSF staff between January 30 and February 6, 2012.
Field News | February 7, 2012
MSF has opened a new project in northern Lebanon following the arrival of 4,500 Syrians fleeing unrest in their country.