Read about first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers and patients.

June 05, 2015

On the afternoon of June 4, 2015, a horrific missile strike devastated a town center in Idlib Governorate, Syria. The wounded arrived in wave after wave at a nearby small makeshift hospital that is supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF immediately began organizing a major resupply of essentials for the hospital.

March 13, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) currently runs six health facilities in northern Syria, but in the majority of the country intense fighting and insecurity bars the organization's teams from providing hands-on medical care. In order to ensure some continuity of medical care in the midst of the war, MSF supports over 100 medical centers across Syria in areas where medical help is most needed, with a focus on besieged communities and active conflict areas where little or no other medical support is being provided.

June 13, 2013

MSF doctor Mutwali Adam describes his experience providing medical care in the wake of violence in Sudan's North Darfur state.

March 20, 2013

MSF project manager Loïc Jaeger describes the situation in Syria, where he spent two months working in an MSF hospital.

February 20, 2013

MSF Dr. Susanna Ericsson describes the experience of a patient in Shamwana, where ongoing fighting between government forces and militias has forced thousands of people to flee into the bush.

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.

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.

November 14, 2012

Nurse Brett Adamson recently completed a six-month mission in Kunduz, Afghanistan, where MSF runs a hospital providing emergency surgery to people with life-threatening injuries.

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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.

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.

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