4-12 | In the past weeks MSF teams have witnessed summary executions and terror among civilians As conflict spreads and intensifies in the Central African Republic (CAR), dozens of civilians are being killed and wounded.
Syria: Khan Sheikhoun victims have symptoms consistent with exposure to chemical substances, says MSF
4-6 | An MSF medical team providing support to the emergency department of Bab Al Hawa hospital, in Syria’s Idlib province, has confirmed that patients’ symptoms are consistent with exposure to a neurotoxic agent such as sarin gas. A number of victims of the attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun were brought to Bab Al Hawa hospital, which is located 100 km north, near the Turkish border.
4-4 | As fighting intensifies to control the city of Raqqa, the city’s residents are once again caught in the middle. During six years of war, they have suffered bombing, fighting, persecution and public beheadings. Thousands have risked their lives to cross checkpoints and minefields to reach safer areas. Many of Syrian living in Al Raqqa fled the town in early 2013 when fighting and airstrikes started in the combats between the opposition groups and the armies of the Government of Syria.
4-3 | Retreating fighters booby-trap everything from TVs to teddy bears As fighting intensifies across northern Syria, explosive devices and mines are having a devastating impact on civilians, warns Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in a report released on 3 April. MSF calls for demining activities to be stepped up urgently to reduce the risks people face while fleeing or attempting to return home.
3-31 | A hospital in northern Syria supported by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been hit in an aerial attack, according to MSF. At around 6 pm on 25 March, Latamneh hospital in northern Hama governorate was targeted by a bomb dropped by a helicopter, which hit the entrance of the building.