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Renewal of Syria Cross-border resolution – MSF Flashquote

The decision of the United Nations Security Council to renew the cross-border aid mechanism from Turkey to Syria is absolutely vital and essential for people in northwest Syria. However, doing so for six months only is insufficient and concerning. A...

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Access to healthcare in northwest Syria at risk over potential last border crossing closure

Out of 4.4 million people living in northwest Syria, 4.1 million need humanitarian aid. More than 60 per cent are internally displaced people (IDPs). They will soon lose access to desperately needed humanitarian and medical aid, unless the UN cross-border...

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Syria: Dozens of people treated following an airstrike in Idlib

On the morning of Monday 26 October, an airstrike hit an area in the north of Idlib governorate, northwest Syria. Local media outlets have reported more than 75 deaths and another 135 injured so far. The vast majority of the...

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Syria: Multiple casualties from shelling on village in northwestern Syria

BRUSSELS - The conflict in northwestern Syria continues to cause fear, displacement and acute medical needs among people. Shelling on Thursday 24 October on the village of Janoudia in Idlib province, northwestern Syria, resulted in an influx of 17 casualties...

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Northeast Syria: MSF forced to evacuate staff due to extreme volatility in the region

AMSTERDAM/NORTHEAST SYRIA - Following the launch of Turkish military operations and the extremely volatile situation in northeast Syria, Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has taken the difficult decision to suspend the majority of our activities and evacuate all our international staff...

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Grow despite a difficult birth

Name : © Mario Travaini / MSF Designation : The story of a premature baby in Syria. “I was the only midwife on the day Sedra’s* mother came to MSF’s hospital in Syria,” says Amanda Godballe, a Danish midwife working...

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Another Day for an MSF Hospital in Syria

“Yes, I think many injured will be coming now.... perhaps we’d better call the surgeon.” “Good idea,” I say after some time. It sounds stupid. I cannot think of a better reply. These were the words spoken by my assistant...

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New MSF Mother-and-Child Hospital in Jordan Offers Care for Syrian Refugees

On November 13, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a mother and child hospital in the northern Jordanian governorate of Irbid, in close collaboration with Jordanian authorities. The hospital provides services for Syrian refugees residing in the local community....

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Syria: Civilians forced to flee Al Safira under heavy bombardment

25 October 2013 - More than 130,000 people have fled the district of Al Safira, in Aleppo province, which has been under violent attack since 8th October. There is currently insufficient humanitarian aid to meet the massive, and growing, needs...

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‘An Emergency in Itself’: Mental Health Needs Among Syrians in Iraq

As the humanitarian situation inside Syria continues to worsen, mental health needs among refugees who have fled the country are steadily increasing. Ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) wants to highlight...

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Syria: MSF provides emergency care to families fleeing to Iraq

Every day, thousands of people continue to flee the violence in Syria. Since the conflict began, over two million Syrians have sought refuge in neighbouring countries. Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working in northern Iraq to...

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“Practically Impossible to Get Emergency Obstetric Care in Syria"

Margie is a midwife who recently spent seven weeks working in a Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in northern Syria. The hospital includes an operating theater where staff members treat war wounds and large burn injuries, an...

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