The "last hospital" in east Aleppo is a grim site. The building is crowded and the injured lay all over its corridors. Blood lines the floors, and its smell - along with the sound of screams and cries - fill the air. Much of the surrounding area has been destroyed.
Omair Shaaban describes life under siege. "Hope—or pray— that you don’t have to go to a hospital. They’re absolutely miserable. I don’t know how the doctors and nurses can stand all the blood, bones, and bowels all over the floor."
The maternity wing of an International Medical Corps’ hospital in the Protection of Civilian (PoC) site in Juba, South Sudan, was hit by shelling amidst escalating violence. No staff or patients were injured, but the attack forced International Medical Corps’ team to relocate critical patients to another facility inside the UN base.
In a world of conflict, confrontation, deadlocks and dead ends, few crises are as protracted as the Israeli-Palestinian impasse. But in hospitals, schools and businesses, Israeli Arabs, Jews and Palestinians are working side by side to forge a better future.
KABUL, Afghanistan—Afghan security forces, possibly accompanied by NATO advisers, raided a hospital south of Kabul, handcuffed hospital staff, and abducted and killed at least three men suspected of being insurgents.
After a US airstrike in October destroyed an MSF hospital in Kunduz—the only trauma center like it in the country’s north—Afghans like Burhanuddin now have to travel 200 miles to receive life-saving treatment. The journey takes hours, sometimes days by car.
After the failed coup attempt in Burundi, police officers went to Bumeric Hospital to search for wounded soldiers involved in the coup. When they forced their way into the emergency room, there was an exchange of gunfire. Hospital corridors were pockmarked with bullet holes, shattered glass and blood left on the floor.