Mahmoud Abdel-rahman/MSF
MSF´s Al Salamah hospital in Azaz district in northern Syria includes an ER, an operating theatre,outpatient and inpatient services, including maternity care. It is the largest directly run MSF facility still inside Syria, managed by nearly 150 Syrian staff. Azaz district has seen new waves of displaced people arrive in recent months, and now an estimated 100,000 people are trapped in the area between shifting frontlines and the closed Turkish border. MSF teams travel out to displaced persons camps and surrounding areas to bring back patients, and MSF also provides distributions of emergency relief items. In May the hospital was forced to close when frontlines came too close, since June it has reopened only for emergency cases and surgeries.