DEMOCRATIC FEDERATION OF NORTH SYRIA

MSF: SYRIA: DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES TO ESCAPE

MSF: Syrians in Ain Issa camp tell us their stories.

After four months of fighting and thousands of airstrikes, on October 17th the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced they had took control of Raqqa, the Islamic State stronghold that the group had held since 2014. Then, on November 3rd, the city of Deir ez-Zor was retaken to the IS by the Syrian army backed up by Russia.

Some 60 kilometres away, Syrians who succeeded in fleeing the bombing and fighting in the towns of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor are attempting to rebuild their lives in Ain Issa camp. Médecins Sans Frontières runs a primary health centre in the camp, referring the most serious cases to hospitals in Kobane and Tal Abyad.

The Syrians Médecins Sans Frontières has talked to in Ain Issa camp have told us of the trauma they endured: the fighting, the atrocities perpetrated by Islamic State (IS) and the massive bombing raids carried out by the international coalition.

THE ORIGINAL AND FULL REPORT BY MSF (INCLUDING THE INTERVIEWS) CAN BE SEEN BY CLICKING HERE.

This article was published by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and provided here for informational purposes. The article is available HERE.

Erdogan has declared war on Syrian Kurdish population.

NATO’s member, Turkey, is invading Afrin, a democratically self-governed region in North Syria.

The canton of Afrin has been the most secure and safe region in Syria for its inhabitants despite the embargo. It is democratically governed by locally-elected councils and it hosts more than 300,000 IDPs from the other Syrian cities.

We implore the international community to act in the name of peace and justice, and work to halt this Turkish offensive with such efforts as instituting a no-fly zone over Afrin, sending a team of UN observers, or providing peace-keeping troops to secure the Turkish-Syrian border.

 

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