Snapshots from Northern Syria
Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in this devastating war. Almost 12 million people have been uprooted and humanitarian assistance has been consistently obstructed or denied.

Civilian areas have been routinely bombed and deprived of assistance, and access to healthcare remains extremely poor in many areas. MSF’s presence is significantly constrained despite the immense needs. The Syrian government has not granted MSF authorisation to operate in the country, and our presence in areas outside government control is limited by insecurity.

In areas where access could be negotiated, we run or support hospitals and health centres and provid healthcare in displacement camps. In areas where no direct presence is possible, we maintain a system of distance support, consisting of donations of medicines, medical equipment and relief items; remote training of medical staff; technical medical advice and financial assistance to cover facilities’ running costs.

MSF activities in Idlib, Northwest Syria | WEBCLIP ENG

MSF activities in Idlib, northwest Syria


MSF activities in Idlib, northwest Syria

The governorate of Idlib currently hosts hundreds of thousands displaced Syrians. Many are living in informal camps that lack almost all services and are seriously overcrowded. MSF’s mobile clinics visit some of these camps on a weekly basis, to provide essential medical services such as vaccinations and primary healthcare consultations. We also conduct water and sanitation activities to improve the living conditions in the camps, and organise distributions of essential relief items.

Why are we here?

Destroyed Ambulances in East Ghouta, Syria
Global health

MSF urges G20 to take action on health issues

Press Release 6 Jul 2017

MSF to Resume its Medical Support to East Ghouta

Press Release 16 Jun 2017
Raqqa IDPS in north Syria

Airstrikes or minefields – Raqqa’s residents face a deadly choice

Press Release 9 Jun 2017
Airstrikes hit an MSF-supported hospital in Dara’a governorate.

"MSF adapts to respond to the needs of a war-afflicted population"

Voices from the Field 8 May 2017

MSF condemns incursion by armed men into supported hospitals in East Ghouta

Statement 1 May 2017
NFI distribution

A family returns to a village battered by war

Voices from the Field 11 Apr 2017