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Since August 2006, MSF has been providing medical health care to Iraqi victims of violence through its reconstructive surgery programme in Jordan. In 2010, MSF treated over 1450 Iraqi victims of violence in its surgical projects in Amman, Iraq and Iran. MSF offers surgical interventions in maxillofacial and orthopaedic injuries, and severe burns.
In 2008, the first round of patients from the Gaza strip were taken in.
2010 saw a further expansion in outreach with the acceptance of Yemeni patients injured during the unrest. In 2011 and in view of the extensive needs that resulted from the Arab spring, the project was again broadened to encompass victims from Libya and Syria, which in turn prompted the organization to allocate a higher budget for the project and turn into a regional medical facility.