In addition, MSF has donated blood transport bags to the blood bank in Atarib. We have also provided medicines, surgical kits, and other supplies to five hospitals and two medical points in Idlib, and extended logistical support to the Atmeh Charitable Hospital.
"Urgent action needs to be taken to improve trauma and surgical capabilities in Idlib,” said Hajaj. “These resources are already limited in the area. This is important for providing care to those injured in the war, as well as dealing with the long-term effects of increased explosive contamination in populated areas."
In the city of Ariha, where artillery and missile shelling has caused deaths and numerous injuries, MSF in collaboration with local partners is providing essential care to four injured people at a health center while others were referred to hospitals in Idlib for further treatment.
This new cycle of violence will only exacerbate the already dire humanitarian situation in northwestern Syria, following more than a decade of war. MSF is committed to assessing the medical and humanitarian needs of affected communities and remains dedicated to delivering life-saving medical care to people in need.