The MSF surgeon, anaesthetist and emergency physician will continue in this support role during the coming days and nights in the event that more medical assistance is needed.
The MSF team donated some material from their current stock, including some surgical equipment like external fixation sets, which are used to stabilize fractures, and antibiotics and I.V. fluids. An emergency kit with materials to treat 150 injured, and dressings for treating burn victims, may also be provided if needed. MSF also hopes to send in more supplies from Amman, Jordan.
Currently, MSF has a 6-person international team in Baghdad, consisting of volunteers from Italy, France, Austria, Norway, Sudan, and Algeria. MSF teams are also monitoring the situation as it develops from several neighboring countries, including Jordan, Syria and Iran.