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A survey of TB diagnostic and treatment practices in eight countries, October 2014.

MSF briefing paper, December 2014

What began in 2011 in Syria as protests inspired by the Arab Spring has become an entrenched and bloody conflict that shows no sign of resolution. Today, with an estimated 200,000 people killed and 7.6 million people displaced within the country and 3.2 million refugees registered outside, Syria is seen as the world’s most grave humanitarian disaster. In the face of this crisis, the previously functioning health system has collapsed and scores of thousands of medical staff have fled.

Iraq experienced a dramatic surge in violence in 2014 that triggered successive large-scale waves of displacement. More than 2.6 million people are said to have fled war-torn the central and northern areas of Iraq, particularly Al-Anbar, Ninawa, Salah Al-Din, Kirkuk and Diyala governorates.

September 15, 2014


Three years of war, 190,000 dead, three million refugees. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is witness to the human suffering behind the statistics. The war leaves its mark beyond Syria, in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq, as physical and psychological wounds scar its refugees. MSF teams deliver medical services to Syrian refugees in these bordering countries. See the Reach of War:

September 27, 2013

MSF calls on all state and non-state parties to the Syrian conflict to make immediate allowance for the delivery of humanitarian aid inside the country commensurate with the massive needs of the Syrian people.

July 26, 2013

Syrian refugees in Turkey may have evaded the guns and missiles, but there is no escape from the physical and emotional scars of the conflict.

July 26, 2013

Istanbul is home to a growing number of Syrians torn between returning to their country once the war is over or continuing onwards.

May 22, 2013

Some 10,000 displaced Syrians now live in a transit camp near the border with Turkey, more than double the number that were there at the beginning of 2013.

May 05, 2013

Salwah, 18 years old, was shot by a sniper in Aleppo, and now she cannot walk. After seeking treatment in several hospitals in Syria, she became a refugee in Turkey where she is now receiving assistance. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing her with mental health care. Photographs by Anna Surinyach.

January 26, 2012

Three months after two earthquakes hit Van province, MSF is helping survivors cope through a mental health program.

November 29, 2011

In the aftermath strong earthquakes in eastern Turkey MSF is extending its activities in the region and will begin providing mental health services.

November 09, 2011

In the wake of the October 23 earthquake in southeastern Turkey, MSF has been working with local organizations to distribute winterized tents and cooking kits in the most affected cities.

October 28, 2011

In collaboration with Turkish NGOs, MSF will distribute winterized tents, blankets, and cooking sets to around 10,000 people.