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Treating Patients and Refugees from Syrian Crisis

by Doctors Without Borders
Treating Patients and Refugees from Syrian Crisis

Summary

Donations to this project will help support MSF's medical programs inside of Syria and for Syrian refugees in neighboring countries.

$10,300
total raised
120
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Resources

All content on MSF's website about Syria

Organization Information

Doctors Without Borders

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MSF_USA
Corporate Donations
Project Leader:
Corporate Donations
New York, New York United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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