10 September 2012 – As conflict in Syria reaches critical levels, the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has donated a cargo of relief items and medical supplies – including surgical and first aid kits – to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Damascus.
This delivery complements the tons of medical supplies and relief items dispatched by the organisation over the past year to field hospitals and clinics in Homs, Idlib, Hama and Deraa governorates.
MSF has recently been able to set up an emergency hospital providing lifesaving surgical care in northern Syria. However, the amount of medical assistance provided by MSF today is insufficient considering the level of needs throughout the country.
For that reason, MSF reiterates its call for authorisation to work in more locations inside Syria. The organisation stands ready to send its medical and surgical teams to the areas most affected by the violence, and is determined to operate independently, providing care to anyone who needs it.
In Amman, Jordan, MSF treats people wounded in Syria at a surgical hospital. MSF is also providing primary healthcare and psychological support to Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Iraq.