Syria: urgent international medical aid

A Syrian patient is treated at the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Syria.

(Illustrative image) REUTERS / Medecins Sans Frontieres / Handout

By: Eric Bataillon

In a Syria in ruins after 10 years of war, the coronavirus epidemic is raging.

For the Union of Health and Medical Organizations, a Franco-Syrian NGO, international aid is essential, and it is urgent.

Hospitals, overwhelmed by ten years of bombing and an almost non-existent health system, are saturated and caregivers overwhelmed.

An uncontrolled situation which requires an answer now, underlines at the microphone of Orient Hebdo the doctor Ziad Alissa, president of the organization, who returns from a stay in Raqqa. 

  • Syria

  • Health and medicine

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