Medical & humanitarian crisis in Syria
The humanitarian crisis in Syria may not be making headlines as it once did, but the realities on the ground are dire. In late 2019 and early 2020, waves of indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas—including hospitals and schools—forced nearly one million people to flee to already overcrowded camps.
Many of these camps lack sanitation and access to clean water. For already vulnerable people, diseases like cholera and hepatitis A can spread quickly. The need for increased humanitarian and medical aid in Syria is urgent.
You can help us provide medical relief by donating to Doctors Without Borders now.
Doctors Without Borders delivers medical aid in Syria
Doctors Without Borders has been providing medical aid in and around Syria throughout the years-long civil war and humanitarian crisis. Our teams have delivered maternal health care, primary health care and coordinated mass vaccination campaigns.
We have also supported hospitals and clinics around Idlib and Aleppo that are providing out- and in-patient care, vital surgeries, emergency medical care, maternal health care, blood banks, and more.
Donations from independent donors like you has helped us reach hundreds of thousands of Syrians with the medical relief they need. In 2019 alone, we were able to provide 515,100 patient consultations, 169,100 routine vaccinations, assist in 14,800 births.
Current challenges of providing humanitarian relief in Syria
Right now, our teams are providing medical and humanitarian aid to Syrian families trapped in displacement camps in the northwestern region of the country. Relief efforts must be scaled up.
"You have three million people today who are trapped," says Cristian Reynders, Doctors Without Borders project coordinator for northwestern Syria. "We are facing a human crisis, a humanity crisis."
Our teams are delivering clean water in camps along with hygiene kits, blankets, winter clothes, and mattresses. We are also treating children with malnutrition, providing vaccinations, and offering maternal and mental health care. Since December 2019, our mobile clinic teams have provided medical consultations to more than 17,000 people.
By donating to Doctors Without Borders, you make it possible for us to reach millions of people who are caught in crisis with the medical care they urgently need.