Doctors Without Borders struggling in Syrian war

MÉDECINS Sans Frontières (MSF) has called on international donors to support cross-border humanitarian operations in opposition-held areas in Syria.

According to MSF the $1.44 billion pledged by donors at the recent Kuwait City conference may not reach areas in need of essential items such as blankets, fuel, flour and infant formula. 

Unofficial health services are targeted by the government and MSF is only one of a few aid organisations assisting civilians in those areas. 

Women and children in particular were “paying a high price” in the current war, an MSF spokesperson said, with even preterm babies having to be delivered in field hospitals without specialised medical equipment.