Death in Syria, conflict in Afghanistan - MSF Weekly Scrapbook #39

This week, we reported the tragic loss of an MSF surgeon working in war-torn Syria. In Kabul, there is growing concern for the welfare of refugees. We also hear from our supporters, who are finding innovative ways to raise money for our lifesaving work around the world.

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  1. In the news

  2. We mourn the loss of Muhammad Abyad, a Syrian surgeon who was working for us in the devastated country. He was killed in northern Syria, but the details behind the attack are still unknown. His body was found on 3rd September in Aleppo province. He was just 28-years-old.
  3. Another brave doctor pays heavy price @MSF_uk says 28 yr old Dr Muhammad Abyad has been killed in #Syria. Body found in Aleppo prov
  4. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of #MSF surgeon Muhammad Abyad, tragically killed in #Syria msf.me/17GJjvF
  5. Refugees in Afghanistan
  6. In April of this year, we started preventive mobile clinics in 10 locations on Kabul’s periphery in order to reach out to isolated communities. MSF operational coordinator Renzo Fricke discusses the situation on the ground in Afghanistan, where the conflict continues. "Afghanistan is a country still very much at war," he says.
  7. Also new images are coming in from our photographers on the ground.  Andrea Bruce and Mikhail Galustov have taken some stunning pics highlighting the work being done by MSF in the regions of Afghanistan. 
  8. Khost, Afghanistan l September 1, 2013 l Dentist Javed Mateen works at a private clinic in Khost. Outside of free NGOs like #MSF and the Khost Provincial Hospital, Afghans must pay for medical and dental care through private clinics. #medecinssansfrontieres #doctorswithoutborders #noorimages #healthcare #ngo #dentists #khost #afghanistan #dental #documentary @noorimages @doctorswithoutborders @andreabruce_noor
    Khost, Afghanistan l September 1, 2013 l Dentist Javed Mateen works at a private clinic in Khost. Outside of free NGOs like #MSF and the Khost Provincial Hospital, Afghans must pay for medical and dental care through private clinics. #medecinssansfrontieres #doctorswithoutborders #noorimages #healthcare #ngo #dentists #khost #afghanistan #dental #documentary @noorimages @doctorswithoutborders @andreabruce_noor
  9. Khost, Afghanistan l August 30, 2013 l Born premature at 27 weeks, Bahmala's yet unnamed baby girl lost her twin brother immediately after birth. Bahmala has lived in the MSF neonatal ward for 37 days now, caring for her daughter. #afghanistan #msf #medecinssansfrontieres #doctorswithoutborders #noorimages #photography #documentary #healthcare #preemies #baby #maternity @andreabruce_noor @noorimages @doctorswithoutborders
    Khost, Afghanistan l August 30, 2013 l Born premature at 27 weeks, Bahmala's yet unnamed baby girl lost her twin brother immediately after birth. Bahmala has lived in the MSF neonatal ward for 37 days now, caring for her daughter. #afghanistan #msf #medecinssansfrontieres #doctorswithoutborders #noorimages #photography #documentary #healthcare #preemies #baby #maternity @andreabruce_noor @noorimages @doctorswithoutborders
  10. Elsewhere...
  11. Violent sectarian clashes between two of Lebanon’s most deprived neighborhoods are cutting people off from healthcare. We are providing medical services to people on both sides of the front-line. Also MSF has launched an emergency intervention in southeast Chad to respond to an alarming escalation in malaria cases.

  12. On the blogs

  13. Check out this weeks selection of blog posts and video diaries from our patients and volunteers. 
  14. Phumeza Meets South African Singing Sensation - LIRA
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