As the bitter civil war in Syria continues, the conditions there are getting worse and worse. The population are really suffering, not only from the direct consequences of war – bombs and bullet wounds – but also from having to leave their homes and belongings, and having their regular lives and medical treatments interrupted. Now in the grip of winter, the situation is truly dreadful.
“We currently have three field hospitals operating in Syria. I cannot tell you their location for fear of retaliation, but having worked in one, I can tell you that MSF staff are doing fantastic work under very difficult circumstances,” says Professor Paul McMaster, surgeon and President of MSF UK.
“MSF is one of the few international aid organisations assisting civilians in the opposition areas, and our presence is making a difference.
“Since June, 11,000 patients have received medical attention, including for violence-related injuries such as gunshot wounds, shrapnel wounds, open fractures and injuries due to explosions.
Over 1,200 surgical procedures have been carried out.” With Syria now gripped in a harsh winter the situation for many is truly dreadful.
We are pushing hard to expand our medical work further inside the country. We can only do this with the support of people like you.
With your help we can provide the medical services that people need. Even something as simple as a first aid kit can make a huge difference. A donation of £70.80 will pay for one of these life-saving kits.
Please would you help us today with a donation for our work helping Syrians caught up in this conflict?
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