After two years of conflict, the humanitarian situation in Syria has become catastrophic. Civilians are bearing the brunt of the violence, while the country's health system has collapsed.
MSF is operating five field hospitals in northern Syria and providing urgent care to people who have fled to refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey. MSF teams have been providing assistance since the conflict in Syria began and have been scaling up programs both within Syria and in neighboring countries to try to meet the enormous needs of civilians caught in conflict.
Despite the challenging environment, MSFas programs are effective: Between June 2012 and June 2013, MSF medical teams conducted more than 46,000 consultations and performed nearly 2,500 surgeries. We sent over 166 tons of supplies, including emergency and surgical kits for treating wounded and burn patients, as well as medical equipment donated to Syrian medical facilities. MSF teams are also training Syrian medical professionals in mass-casualty management, triage, and emergency care.