When people no longer want to go to the hospital
“Today, in Syria, the abnormal is now the norm, the unacceptable is accepted,” describes a representative of Doctors Without Borders.
When in countries where peace reigns, it is incredible to think that going to the hospital can be more dangerous than being hurt and hidden among some debris.
But it is, in an “almost normal” way in the territories where their peoples are punished today by armed conflicts.
“Incessant, brutal and selective attacks against civilians are the dominant feature of this war.In addition to the incalculable mortal victims that the conflict leaves, hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing to save their lives,” explained the reference of the organization Doctors without Borders (MSF) to the UN, Joanne Liu.
111 attacks on installations supported by #MSF in the last 400 days. In # Syria, people no longer want to go to the hospital pic.twitter.com/aOCt9tuB5C
- Doctors Without Borders (@MSF_espana) February 18, 2016
Liu added that “many of them are trapped and denied the fundamental right to escape.”
The aerial attacks or bombings to facilities supported by MSF. “Several were hit twice after the arrival of medical personnel and rescue teams, and patients have told us that they are now too afraid to go to hospitals.”
“Because of the increased intensity of the attacks in recent weeks, thousands of people – including women and children – are fleeing to protect their lives.” (…)
“Life in Syria is shattered, there are no security or sanctuaries in the face of relentless attacks, schools, hospitals and homes are destroyed, millions of people have had to flee their homes, others can not, they are caged within closed borders. . “
“Today, Syria is a death trap.”