Gallery: Syria, bringing aid close to the frontline

An overview of the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Aleppo governorate, in the north of Syria, and the situation the population is faced with.

Aleppo governorate has open frontlines on its territory and is one of the areas most heavily affected by six years of war in the country. The area hosts dozens of camps for internally displaced people where some Iraqi nationals have also taken refuge.

Medical staff at Al Salamah, an MSF-run hospital near the Turkish border, have carried out thousands of consultations and surgical interventions and assisted hundreds of births. In the Al Bab area of Aleppo governorate, basic healthcare is provided to a population living in difficult conditions and without electricity. An immunisation programme is also underway, as the war has left many children unvaccinated against preventable diseases.