1-14 | At least 20 people were killed and 99 were injured when warplanes bombed a market in Azaz, northern Syria on 13 January, according to Médecins Sans Frontières. Twenty of the wounded, all of them civilians, were treated in an MSF medical facility.The attack on the market in Azaz, near the Turkish border, was particularly devastating as it came just two weeks after airstrikes hit the city’s health facilities, making it almost impossible for medical staff to cope with an emergency on this scale.
1-10 | In the north of Syria’s Idlib province, civilians are being made victims of a terror strategy carried out through intense and indiscriminate bombing, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.
1-3 | MSF has had to drastically reduce its medical activities in Bangui airport, following two days of shooting close to MSF’s clinic at the airport which has resulted in two young children being killed and 40 wounded arriving at MSF’s clinic . MSF is now operating at the airport camp with a reduced emergency team, treating only the most severe cases and providing emergency referrals to other structures.
11-23 | Virginie MATHIEU is the Head of Mission of MSF’s activities in Gaza and in the Palestinian Territories – a mission made up of five expatriate staff and 40 Palestinians. A small MSF emergency team has gained entry to the Gaza Strip and offer reinforcements.
11-20 | An initial medical team made of two MSF staff and the programme coordinator was able to enter the Gaza Strip on 18 November. Additional emergency response staff, such as anaesthetists, resuscitation specialists and surgeons, will be joining the team in the coming days.