How MSF is supporting hospitals in Syria after the earthquakes

MSF is supporting 38 hospitals and health facilities in northwestern Syria, and donating essential supplies.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has supported 38 hospitals and health facilities throughout northwestern Syria since the earthquakes struck on February 6.

MSF teams have responded to a lack of adequate supplies by donating emergency kits, trauma kits, blankets, medicines, medical supplies, laboratory equipment, and medical consumables.

"We set up an emergency system so our ambulances could be at the disposal of any nearby hospital to bring the injured,” said Mohammad Darwish, MSF's deputy coordinator in Idlib governorate. "We also built a crew with previous experience with earthquakes and other crises, along with doctors who headed to the neighboring hospitals to help treat the injured there."

From February 6 to 12, MSF-supported facilities treated more than 7,600 people injured in the quake and recorded around 1,000 deaths.