MSF Hospital Restructures for Syrian Conflict Overflow in Jordan

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16 Jul 2012 09:00

MSF Reconstructive surgical project started in August of 2006 joins three surgical specialties: maxillofacial, orthopedic and plastic, and receives highly complex cases. Over 1700 victims of violence from Iraq, Gaza, Yemen, Libya and Syria have been admitted to MSF surgical project since its start. Admitted patients are those who were directly affected by violence in their home countries, like gunshot, missile and explosion related injuries. The possibility of getting a successful surgical and functional outcome is an essential standard for accepting cases.
The complexity of received cases often requires a multi-staged reconstruction of both hard and soft tissues. This means patients need to stay for a relatively long period of time close to the MSF surgical facility in Amman for monitoring the progress of treatment and for optimal planning of the stages of treatment. This reconstructive surgical project is a highly demanding one at technical level, and requires a skilled surgical, anesthetic and nursing team.

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Man in the mirror
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
16 Jul 2012

MSF volunteer surgeon cleans up after surgery and heads to the break room for a rest before returning to the OR.

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MSF Surgeon
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
16 Jul 2012

MSF Reconstructive surgical project started in August of 2006 joins three surgical specialties: maxillofacial, orthopedic and plastic, and receives highly complex cases. Over 1700 victims of violence from Iraq, Gaza, Yemen, Libya and Syria have been admitted to MSF surgical project since its start. Admitted patients are those who were directly affected by violence in their home countries, like gunshot, missile and explosion related injuries. The possibility of getting a successful surgical and functional outcome is an essential standard for accepting cases.
The complexity of received cases often requires a multi-staged reconstruction of both hard and soft tissues. This means patients need to stay for a relatively long period of time close to the MSF surgical facility in Amman for monitoring the progress of treatment and for optimal planning of the stages of treatment. This reconstructive surgical project is a highly demanding one at technical level, and requires a skilled surgical, anesthetic and nursing team. Here a MSF preforms surgery on a ambush car victims leg Amman, Jordan 2012.

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UAE AID
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
16 Jul 2012

Aid and  food supplies for the displaced Syrian Refugees given by the UAE at the Red Crescent Hospital in Amman, Jordan July, 2012.

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Cleaning Shrapnel
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
17 Jul 2012

MSF Reconstructive surgical project started in August of 2006 joins three surgical specialties: maxillofacial, orthopedic and plastic, and receives highly complex cases. Over 1700 victims of violence from Iraq, Gaza, Yemen, Libya and Syria have been admitted to MSF surgical project since its start. Admitted patients are those who were directly affected by violence in their home countries, like gunshot, missile and explosion related injuries. The possibility of getting a successful surgical and functional outcome is an essential standard for accepting cases.
The complexity of received cases often requires a multi-staged reconstruction of both hard and soft tissues. This means patients need to stay for a relatively long period of time close to the MSF surgical facility in Amman for monitoring the progress of treatment and for optimal planning of the stages of treatment. This reconstructive surgical project is a highly demanding one at technical level, and requires a skilled surgical, anesthetic and nursing team. Here a MSF surgical team digs shrapnel out of a 10 year old boys knee from Iraq. Amman, Jordan 2012.

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Stuggle for healing
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
17 Jul 2012

Zain Adeen 14, struggles to gain strength for rehabilitation after a vehicle exploded in Feburary, 2012 while he was walking to work at a neighborhood restaurant in Baghdad, Iraq  where he sells hummus, the explosion resulted in losing his right foot and maiming his left leg. When asked how he feels about his situation Adeen said," This is normal in Baghdad what can I do?" Amman, Jordan 2012.

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This is normal in Baghdad
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
17 Jul 2012

Zain Adeen 14, struggles to gain strength for rehabilitation after a vehicle exploded in Feburary, 2012 while he was walking to work at a neighborhood restaurant in Baghdad, Iraq  where he sells hummus, the explosion resulted in losing his right foot and maiming his left leg. When asked how he feels about his situation Adeen said," This is normal in Baghdad what can I do?" Amman, Jordan 2012.

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Funeral Ambush
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
17 Jul 2012

Hussein 10 and father Abu Hussein were attending a funeral last January in Baghdad, Iraq when a car exploded severely burning Hussein  and wounding several others. Abu Hussein said there were 13 car bombs that day. Hussein is currently undergoing rehabilitation and a number of surgeries at the MSF Hospital in Amman, Jordan 2012.

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Frustrated Family
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
16 Jul 2012

A woman waits outside the room of a family members room who was wounded in Iraq by a car bomb who while he is undergoing surgery at the MSF Project Amman, Jordan 2012.

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No where else to go
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
16 Jul 2012

Mohamed 28, from Fallujah, Iraq got into his car a month ago turned the key and it exploded, the blast took off his left leg and shattered his right. He said “This is normal I have no where els to go but back to Iraq.” He now is undergoing reconstructive surgery at the MSF Hospital in Amman, Jordan 2012.

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Six and Syrian
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
17 Jul 2012

6 year old Syrian girl is comforted by the hand of her father after being burned by a Syrian tank round that hit the house where her family was hiding in Homs. Her and her family were smuggled to the Jordanian border by the Free Syrian Army where she is now receiving reconstructive care from the MSF Hospital in Amman, Jordan 2012.

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Watching Homs Burn
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
17 Jul 2012

Abdul and his two children receive treatment for their wounds from a Syrian tanks that fired into their home while besieging the city of Homs in March, collapsing the ceiling on him and his family severely burning their bodies. Abdul and his family were escorted by the Free Syrian Army on a dangerous trek south to the border of Jordan to receive medical treatment. Amman, Jordan July 2012.

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No More Protests / MSF Hospital Amman...
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
16 Jul 2012

Kasim Ali, a Syrian protestor shot by a sniper twice in the arm during a peaceful demonstration in Daraa in Dec. of 2011, Ali was soon smuggled into Jordan by the Free Syrian Army to receive medical care, he has been in and out of complicated surgeries for 4 months and plans on returning to Syria to continue the struggle even if he is not fully recovered “There are no more protest in Syria anymore it is Free Army vs. Syrian Army,”Ali said. MSF Hospital in Amman, Jordan 2012.

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Smuggled to Safety
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
17 Jul 2012

Physical therapist work on Ahmed Kalif,  27 from Homs Syria who was with his family hiding in there home when the Syrian Army began airstikes and firing tanks into his neighborhood, his home crumbled around him and his wife and daughter leaving them exposed  he began moving his family across the street to another home when another burst of shells hit the street and shrapnel tore off his left leg. He was rounded up with other wounded civilians and smuggled into Jordan by the Free Syrian Army where he is still undergoing rehabilitation. He claims that if the Free Syrian Army was not there to defend us all of Homs would have been killed. Amman, Jordan July, 2012.