6-7 | On June 7th, the United Nations convenes in Geneva for a joint launch of the Syria humanitarian assistance plan for 2013. Dr Mego TERZIAN, President of MSF delivered a speech and relay our call to the UN and to all relevant States asking for an urgent increase of the level of assistance for the Syrian population, and to fulfil their responsibilities towards the millions of victims.
6-6 | After more than two years of raging conflict in Syria, humanitarian assistance inside the country and in neighbouring states hosting Syrian refugees remains far below massive and growing needs. As the United Nations convenes in Geneva on June 7, Médecins Sans Frontières calls upon it and all relevant States to urgently increase the level of assistance to the Syrian population, and to fulfil their responsibilities towards the millions of victims of violence.
5-13 | Ten days after fighting took a heavy toll in town of Pinga, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, the situation remains tense and unpredictable. Some population continue to flee the place as rumours of potential fighting continues to be spread among the population. Only half of the population remained in town.
5-9 | Eighteen-year-old Salwah MEKRSH is unable to walk. Her mother and her sister push Salwah’s wheelchair through the streets of Kilis, a Turkish city near the border with Syria. The three of them stop under the shade of a lemon tree in a small courtyard.
5-9 | The conflict in Syria is extremely intense, an estimated 6.8 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance while some 1.4 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries that are overwhelmed and where the humanitarian response has so far been unable to meet their needs.