Over the past 24 hours, towns and villages along the border have been subject to heavy shelling. As a result, people are fleeing from the fighting and seeking shelter and safety where they can.
In the border town Tal Abyad, in Raqqa Governorate, shelling has forced the vast majority of people to leave, fearing for their lives. Tal Abyad hospital, which was supported by MSF, is completely closed as most of the medical staff left with the families. MSF teams have relocated to address needs in other parts of the region. As the only public hospital in the area, Tal Abyad hospital was critical to meeting the health needs of the town and surrounding areas.