MSF Letter Of Thanks

  • With your donation of EUR 8.000,- MSF can deliver winter kits for 380 victims of the devastating earthquake. These kits include sets of hats, scarfs, gloves and warm underwear for adults and children.
  • With your donation of EUR 8.000,- MSF can deliver 33 basic surgery kits (25 instruments) or 11 amputation sets.
  • With your donation of EUR 8.000,- MSF can deliver 705 Hygiene Kits, consisting of washing powder, shampoo, tooth past and brush, soap, sponge.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) translates to Doctors without Borders. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. We offer assistance to people based on need. It doesn’t matter which country they are from, which religion they belong to, or what their political affiliations are. We give priority to those in the most serious and immediate danger.

Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff – bound together by our charter. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organization.

MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, we are a worldwide movement of nearly 63,000 people.

Türkiye and Syria earthquake response

Four weeks after devastating earthquakes struck northwest Syria and Turkey, impacting thousands of lives, an urgent scale up of humanitarian assistance is still needed.

Since 6 February, our teams have significantly scaled up our response in northwest Syria, where we have been present for more than 10 years. This support has included direct medical assistance as well as the provision of logistical supplies to Idlib and Aleppo. In Türkiye, we are working with local partners on distribution and relief aid assistance.

Present in Syria for more than 10 years, MSF teams have been able to immediately launch an emergency response.

“We emptied our emergency stocks in three days, donating nearly 12 tons of surgical equipment, dressing and medicines to hospitals,” says Hakim Khaldi, head of mission for MSF in Syria. “Our teams provided support to the health facilities in the area until they were exhausted.”

“But we did not see any help from the outside. Aid is trickling in in negligible amounts for the moment.”

Our teams identified enormous unmet needs in terms of relief. Access to accommodation and decent hygiene conditions are far from being granted, especially as the 180,000 people newly displaced by the 6 February earthquakes add to the two-million people displaced by 12 years of war and already living in precarious conditions.

MSF is currently providing relief and medical support to people living in five reception centers in northern Idlib. A mobile team provides healthcare and we distributed tents, water, bread, blankets, mattresses, and fire extinguishers. Activities are aimed at ensuring the continuity of access to healthcare for victims of the earthquakes.

A Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) convoy of 14 trucks entered northwest Syria a week ago, arriving from Türkiye through the Hammam border crossing point. This convoy carried 1,296 tents destined to families (of five people or more) left homeless by the earthquakes and 1,296 winter kits to insulate the tents from the cold.

In recent days, two Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trucks from Beirut have reached the city of Tartus, in Syria.

The trucks supplied 35 cubic metres of medical kits and around 50 cubic metres of essential items, including surgical and trauma kits, hygiene kits, shelters, blankets and water treatment units, to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in Tartus, to assist people affected by the earthquakes.

Other MSF convoys are planned to follow quickly to deliver medical and non-medical equipment.

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