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
 
Syria: Situation in Idlib deteriorates dramatically
Syria

Escalating conflict in Idlib leaves increasing numbers dead, wounded or displaced

Project Update 31 Jul 2019
 
Al Hol camp, Al Hassakeh Governorate
Syria

Women and children continue to suffer in northeast Syria’s Al Hol camp

Press Release 16 May 2019
 
Aarsal clinic
Lebanon

One year after the battle, medical needs remain high in Arsal

Project Update 16 Aug 2018
 
Airstrikes in Hassakeh
Syria

MSF Hassakeh hospital seeing an increase in casualties of airstrikes in northeast Syria

Project Update 21 Jun 2018
 
Idlib, a crowded IDP camp
Syria

In dust and despair, displaced Syrians wait

Project Update 8 Jun 2018
 
Tal Abyad Hospital
Syria

Seeking to assist Syrians, wherever they are in need of help

Press Release 23 May 2018
 
Tal Abyad hospital: Noora
Syria

Treating patients with chronic conditions in a war context

Project Update 16 May 2018
 
Qalaat al-Madiq buses
Syria

Newly displaced Syrians face multiple challenges in Idlib and northern Hama

Project Update 14 May 2018
 
West Aleppo, Syria: MSF helps vaccinate tens of thousands of displaced Syrian children
Syria

Thousands of displaced kids in Aleppo catch up on vaccinations

Project Update 7 May 2018
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