Air strike destroys MSF hospital in northern Syria

c_MSF_Syria.jpgAn air raid destroyed a hospital supported by humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Marat al-Numan, 173 miles north of Damascus, on Monday Feb. 15. Seven people were killed in the attack, and dozens more injured.

“This is a serious violation of international humanitarian law," says Anne Héry, Director of Advocacy and Institutional Relations at Handicap International. "This latest strike on a hospital reveals a total disregard for civilian lives. Handicap International demands an immediate inquiry into the raid and is once again calling on all parties to the conflict in Syria to bring an immediate end to air strikes against civilians. We would also like to express our full support for the teams from Doctors Without Borders.”

Ten days ago, an air strike targeting another establishment run by the organization in Tafas, southern Syria killed three people. According to Doctors Without Borders, a total of 13 health centers and hospitals in Syria have been hit in air strikes since the start of the year.


Handicap International teams have responded to the Syrian Crisis since 2012. Our latest situation report can be viewed by clicking here.