Baby Sedra was born prematurely at six months in an MSF hospital in northern Syria.  She survived against the odds.

"Syrian people are now presented with the absurd situation of chemical weapons inspectors freely driving through areas in desperate need, while the ambulances, food and drug supplies organised by humanitarian organisations are blocked.” Christopher Stokes, Médecins Sans Frontières General Director.


Irish Times: From the Troubles in Belfast to conflict in Syria - Dr. Janet Loughran on working with MSF in Syria

Huffington Post: Struggle in Syria: Six Operations Later - Jane-Ann McKenna, Director Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland

View our "Inside Syria" photo gallery on RTE

Jump to MSF's Syria Crisis Emergency Response: Facts & Figures 

How your support will help the work of Médecins Sans Frontières in Syria:

  • €30 will provide meningitis vaccines for 100 children
  • €65 will send a surgeon to the field for one day to perform life-saving operations
  • €150 will provide a portable dressing kit to treat up to 100 war-wounded patients
  • €250 will supply an emergency health kit to treat up to 150 patients

What we are doing on the ground*

Inside Syria

  • 718 staff
  • 2 health centres
  • 6 field hospitals
  • 4,899 surgeries
  • 102,828 medical consultations
  • 1,516 babies delivered
  • 77,801 children vaccinated against measles
  • 3,317 children vaccinated against polio




  • 188 staff
  • 4,564 emergency consultations at Zaatari camp
  • 10,886 outpatient consultations at Zaatari camp
  • 4,327 outpatient consultations in Amman
  • 517 post-operative consultations in Amman
  • 700 war wounded refugees treated in Médecins Sans Frontières hospitals in Amman and Ramtha
  • Read more Jordan: MSF opens 24 hour paediatric hospital in Zaatari camp


  • 84 staff (support for Syria)
  • 20,631 individual mental health and outpatient consultations

Our emergency programmes inside Syria and for Syrian refugees are currently predicted to cost €46,681,630 this year. Your generosity is vital.  (*All data as at 30 September 2013).

Médecins Sans Frontières does not accept any funding from governments or institutions for our work in Syria, in order to remain independent of political agendas and to deliver our programmes based on medical priorities alone.  All our funding for our emergency programme in Syria come from donations from the public.