MSF resumes work in Damascus' eastern Ghouta

Orient Net | 2017-06-16 14:47 Damascuss

MSF workers treating injured civilians in Syria (File Photo: MSF)
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders in English, announced on Friday (June 16) the resumption of its medical support in eastern Ghouta, near the capital - Damascus.

In a series of tweets, the medical organization appealed to Ghouta opposition fighters to allow the transfer of sick and wounded and not to impede the movement and transport of ambulances.

It also called for precautions to be taken to avoid any direct action against healthcare facilities.

MSF directly manages four health facilities in northern Syria and provides support to more than 150 health facilities throughout Syria. 

The organization also provides support in eastern Ghouta for 19 field hospitals, 2 maternity units, 7 primary health care centers and 5 small medical points. 

The majority of these facilities are fully supported by MSF.