Gallery: The Reach of War – A Day in the Life of Syria
In late 2013 Médecins sans Frontières sent four photographers and videographers – Kate Brooks, Ton Koene, Yuri Kozyrev, and Moises Saman – to outposts in Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan, where MSF provides help to Syrian refugees.
The project documents a single day in Syria’s war, chronicling its reach beyond the country’s borders. The photography and video captured by these award winning photojournalists has been compiled into a dedicated online microsite – The Reach of War.
As the day begins, surgeons in two different towns in Jordan start their rounds, visiting with one grievously wounded patient after another, knowing more will soon be on the way.
In Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, doctors, nurses, social workers, and midwives begin calling in the mothers, fathers, and children already assembled outside four different clinics.
In northern Iraq, a doctor—a refugee himself—walks briskly towards the cries and clamors of new patients who have likewise found themselves far from home, with no sense of when they might return.
And inside Syria, where the war that has altered the lives of all these people continues without pause and without mercy, medical teams renew their efforts to do what they can to address even a fraction of the needs they see day after day.