MSF has created a "microsite": SYRIA – FOUR YEARS LATER – THE HUMANITARIAN IMPASSE. The introduction:
Besieged, bombed, attacked and displaced – the Syrian population has been devastated by four years of war. Basic services, from access to health care, water, electricity and foodstuffs, are no longer available in most of the country’s governorates.
Médecins Sans Frontières has been conducting cross-border activities since 2012 in northern Syria. Providing medical aid to Syrians has proven to be a huge challenge for us since the conflict began.
We are working in an environment in which the Damascus regime considers medical facilities and staff in rebel areas to be military targets. When the Islamic State gained territorial control, we were forced to withdraw from all those areas after five of our volunteers were kidnapped in January 2014.
Since then, our Syrian staff have been working on their own to continue to provide medical services, particularly in the northern part of the country.
Dounia Dekhili, MSF program manager for Syria and Jordan, Dr. Mego Terzian, president of Médecins Sans Frontières, and Dr. Natalie Roberts, MSF’s medical coordinator for Syria in 2014, review four years of humanitarian impasse.
My comments would be superfluous; just click through, read what's there, and listen to the MSF people.