Snapshots from Northern Syria
War has raged in Syria for the best part of a decade, killing hundreds of thousands of people, displacing millions more, and creating extreme levels of destruction and suffering.

Civilian areas have been routinely bombed and deprived of assistance, and access to healthcare remains extremely poor in many areas. We operate in Syria where we can, but ongoing insecurity and access constraints – the Syrian government has not granted MSF authorisation to operate in the country – severely limit our activities and hamper our ability to provide humanitarian assistance that matches the scale of the needs.

In areas where access could be negotiated and where we have assurances about our staff safety, we run or support hospitals and health centres, and provide healthcare in displacement camps. In areas where no international 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.

Our teams are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

MSF activities in Idlib, Northwest Syria | WEBCLIP ENG
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MSF activities in Idlib, northwest Syria

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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?

In 2019
 
Distribution in Deir Hassan
Syria

Taking risks to survive as COVID-19 spreads in the northwest

Project Update 11 Nov 2020
 
COVID-19 Prevention in Northwest Syria
Syria

Dozens of people treated following an airstrike in Idlib

Project Update 26 Oct 2020
 
Surge in COVID-19 cases adds new challenges to the humanitarian response in north-west Syria
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Ten-fold increase in COVID-19 cases adds new challenges in northwest Syria

Project Update 22 Sep 2020
 
Al Hol Camp - Eastern Al Hasakah Governorate
Syria

“In Al-Hol camp, almost no healthcare is available”

Interview 27 Aug 2020
 
COVID-19 Prevention in Northwest Syria
Syria

COVID-19 provokes fears over further health system decline in northwestern Syria

Project Update 21 Jul 2020
 
Idlib, the latest chapter in the never-ending war in Syria
Syria

Life in an open-air prison: living under the bombs in Idlib

Voices from the Field 29 Jun 2020
 
Al Hole Camp - Eastern Al Hasakah Governorate
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Concerns mount over COVID-19 response in northeast Syria

Press Release 22 Apr 2020
 
COVID-19 Prevention in Northwest Syria
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Northwest Syria will “struggle to cope in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic”

Voices from the Field 14 Apr 2020
 
COVID-19 Prevention in Northwest Syria
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Northwest Syria: “COVID-19 adds another layer of complexity to an already catastrophic situation”

Voices from the Field 2 Apr 2020
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