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July 05, 2017

The emergency room has turned into a brutal testament to the horrors this battle has inflicted on residents. A little girl told a staff member how she watched her brother die right in front of her. The air is filled with the sound of sobbing, wailing, cries of pain and shock, and guttural exclamations of relief after finally escaping.

May 04, 2017

Emergency trauma surgery is the beginning rather than the end of a long journey to recovery for those injured in Mosul, major city in northern Iraq. As such, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is running a 40-bed hospital in Hamdaniya, a town south of Mosul, to cater for the needs of those recovering from surgery and attempting to rebuild their lives. MSF recovered the testimonies of eight patients and staff from MSF’s Hamdaniya facility:

March 22, 2017

On the 19 of February, MSF opened a field trauma hospital with surgical capacity in a village south of Mosul. It is composed of two operating theatres, one intensive care unit, an emergency room, an in-patient ward and other necessary support facilities. The MSF team working within the hospital, composed primarily of Iraqi surgeons, doctors and nurses, only has the capacity to operate on the most severe life threatening cases, known as “red cases”; those that can wait are referred to hospitals further afield.

June 13, 2016

Since January 2014, 3.3 million Iraqis have been displaced as a result of widening conflict in the country. The humanitarian response in camps within the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has been strong — however as military operations continue in the north of the country, new waves of displacement are exacerbating an already inadequate and uneven response.

October 02, 2015

Mohamed is originally from Derek, a town in the Kurdish region in northeast Syria, between the borders with Iraq and Turkey. He later moved to Syria’s capital city, Damascus, to work as a minibus driver. A father of four, his youngest child is not yet walking. Mohamed and his family fled Damascus in 2013 when war broke out in Syria and the city became unsafe.

August 12, 2015

The situation on the Greek island of Kos has taken a sour turn, with more than 7,000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants arriving to the island over the month of July — a two-fold increase compared to June.

January 27, 2015

Thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) seeking refuge in the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq have now settled in Dohuk governorate, where four Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams are providing care for the most vulnerable people. Mobile clinics in Dohuk and Zakho respond to the needs of an estimated 20,000 people still living outside the camps in unfinished buildings and informal settlements. People have travelled far and under extremely difficult conditions to arrive here for shelter.