The Guardian

Syria field post: 'I had to do procedures I'd never seen. YouTube helped a lot'

Monday, March 16, 2015
A Syrian doctor and hospital director working in Damascus talks about his daily life as the conflict enters its fifth year. "I live in a small room in the hospital. It’s about three metres square, and has a small bathroom and sink. I live there with my wife. We are at the hospital 24/7. My wife teaches in the attached school, and I work in the hospital 24 hours a day. Sometimes I rest or sleep, but if someone needs surgery, I go and work."

Pro-Russia Rebels in Eastern Ukraine 'Use Ambulances to Move Fighters'

Monday, August 4, 2014
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have expropriated ambulances to transport able-bodied fighters and threatened medical staff, according to a Human Rights Watch report. The organisation, which has also criticised pro-Kiev forces for using imprecise Grad rockets in civilian areas, found a number of instances of rebels stationing fighters at hospitals, seizing or destroying medical equipment and using ambulances to transport fighters.

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