Thirty-five doctors and 12 intensive care beds remain in east Aleppo. Doctors and health facilities are struggling under extreme resource shortages, fuel shortages, and overwhelming patient loads as the siege continues.
Aid agencies are starting to call for independent investigations to punish those responsible for attacks on civilians and aid workers amid prevailing inaction from the Security Council, impunity and lack of accountability.
Deliberate attacks on hospitals and health care professionals in Syria persist despite three United Nations resolutions aimed at protecting civilians and new hopes of relief following recent international pledges of aid to Syrians in need, according to an online map of attacks on health Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) updated today.
An urgent letter sent Wednesday night by Physicians for Human Rights calls on the Israel Defense Forces to desist from bombing near the Al Wafa rehabilitation hospital in Gaza City.
The letter was sent to Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon after warning missiles hit the hospital last Friday, causing damage to the building.