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By Doctors Without Borders | A look at the work of Doctors Without Borders in and around Syria

Yarmouk refugee camp: Ravaged by typhoid, warfare and limited aid

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Yarmouk is an extraordinary situation, where violence and warfare are ever-present threats, writes Jehan Bseiso
• The shortages in drugs and gaps in the provision of medical care are continuous, she says

Jehan Bseiso is an adviser on humanitarian issues with Médecins Sans Frontières …

International Relations

Syria: MSF Treats Patients with Symptoms of Exposure to Chemical Agents

Press releaseSyria: MSF Treats Patients with Symptoms of Exposure to Chemical AgentsAugust 25, 2015Four patients exhibiting symptoms of exposure to …

Middle East

World Humanitarian Day Honors Ebola, Syria And Nepal Health Workers

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It’s never been a more dangerous time to be an aid worker.

Yet, when it comes to tending to the immediate needs of victims of natural disasters, disease outbreaks and conflict, medical volunteers remain ready to serve on the frontlines, which is why advocates are …

Humanitarianism

Syria's war victims find healing in Jordan

A unique hospital set up by Doctors Without Borders is providing free reconstructive surgery to those injured in war.

The Sarhan family often wake up early in the morning to a fearful reminder of what they escaped.

The one-bedroom house that Lama shares with her husband, Hasan, and their six children …

International Relations

Rising Star of Syrian Soccer Tells of Perilous Escape From Civil War

OBERSTAUFEN, Germany — Mohammed Jaddou performs a special trick when the ball is at his feet. On the training field of F.V. Ravensburg, a team that plays in the fifth tier of German soccer, Jaddou, the captain of Syria’s under-16 national team, flicks the ball deftly to his chest, rolling it …

Soccer

"A Chance of Life": Mother and Child Care for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Ahlam* is a 22-year-old mother from Dara’a governorate in Syria. She is the mother of two children, both of whom were born at the Doctors Without

Girls' Rights

Jordan: Scaling Up Services for Syrian Mothers and Children Refugees in Irbid

The Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mother and child project in Irbid, northern Jordan, has been augmented to perform …

Jordan

Syria: Major Aleppo Hospital Suspends All Activities After Bombings

Press releaseSyria: Major Aleppo Hospital Suspends All Activities After BombingsMay 04, 2015One of the main hospitals in Aleppo has suspended all …

Hospitals

Seeing Families, Children, and Babies Coming Off the Boats

Dr. Chiara Montaldo is coordinating MSF’s efforts in Sicily to provide medical and psychological care to migrants rescued from boats in the

Kids

The treadmill | Doctors without borders

I have walked past a stationary treadmill in the hall on the way to the bathroom at least twice a day for eight weeks but I have an allergy to indoor …

Traumatized by the War in Syria, and Recovering

SlideshowTraumatized by the War in Syria, and Recovering March 26, 2015Omar Al Balkhi, 29, was injured in a bomb blast in Daraa, Syria, and treated …

World Politics

A Syrian Recovers From Trauma

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A Look at Syrian Refugees, March 2015

Syria: "People Can No Longer Do the Things They Used to Do"

Voice from the FieldSyria: "People Can No Longer Do the Things They Used to Do"March 25, 2015Anadan hospital near Aleppo is one of the many hospitals …

Medicine

Syria: Providing Care Wherever Possible

Voice from the FieldSyria: Providing Care Wherever PossibleMarch 25, 2015The Directorate of Health for Hama region is a network of medical facilities …

Middle East

Syria: "We Often Have to Search for Them in the Ruins"

Voice from the FieldSyria: "We Often Have to Search for Them in the Ruins"March 25, 2015The Syrian Civil Defense is a group of Syrian volunteers, …

Medicine

Syria: MSF-Supported Hospital Treats Victims of Chlorine Gas Attack

Press releaseSyria: MSF-Supported Hospital Treats Victims of Chlorine Gas AttackMarch 18, 2015PARIS/NEW YORK, MARCH 18, 2015—A chlorine attack in …

Hospitals

Syria: "The Stories Are Many, and They Are All Heartbreaking"

Voice from the FieldSyria: "The Stories Are Many, and They Are All Heartbreaking"March 13, 2015

Medicine

Syria: An Endless Night Getting Darker and Darker

Voice from the FieldSyria: An Endless Night Getting Darker and DarkerMarch 13, 2015Read the Op-Ed: An Unacceptable Humanitarian Failure in Syria

Middle East

Syria: Surgery Under Siege

Voice from the FieldSyria: Surgery Under SiegeMarch 13, 2015Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) currently runs six health

Syrian Civil War

Syria: Supporting Doctors in Besieged Areas

Field newsSyria: Supporting Doctors in Besieged AreasMarch 13, 2015Read the Op-Ed: An Unacceptable Humanitarian Failure in Syria

Health Care

Syria: An Unacceptable Humanitarian Failure

Op-edSyria: An Unacceptable Humanitarian FailureMarch 11, 2015An op-ed by MSF International President Dr. Joanne Liu.

Syrian Civil War

Syria: Medical Aid Paralyzed by Four Years of Conflict

Press releaseSyria: Medical Aid Paralyzed by Four Years of ConflictMarch 11, 2015AMMAN/NEW YORK—As the war in Syria enters its fifth year, …

Medicine

New home, new job, new country | Doctors without borders

Listening to the strains of Abba singing “Happy New Year”, sipping fizzy water and toasting the start of 2015, not too different from my friends all …

Syria: Parties to the Conflict Must Allow Evacuation of Wounded from Aleppo

Press releaseSyria: Parties to the Conflict Must Allow Evacuation of Wounded from Aleppo February 19, 2015MSF urges all parties to the Syrian …

Middle East

Syria crisis: The harrowing stories that show why the atrocities committed by Assad's forces must not be forgotten

"We are somehow getting used to regular bombings but sometimes you are confronted with a scene that you just cannot cope with."That is the eyewitness …

Middle East

Syria: "We Forget Some Images, But Others Refuse to Fade Away"

Field newsSyria: "We Forget Some Images, But Others Refuse to Fade Away"February 10, 2015For weeks, the East Ghouta rural area near Damascus, Syria, …

Middle East

Syria: Hospitals Struggle to Cope with Shelling in Besieged Areas

Voice from the FieldSyria: Hospitals Struggle to Cope with Shelling in Besieged AreasFebruary 10, 2015For weeks, the East Ghouta rural area near …

Middle East

Syria: Crisis Fact Sheet

Syria: Crisis Fact SheetWhat began in 2011 in Syria as protests inspired by the Arab Spring has become an entrenched and bloody conflict that shows …

Middle East