Red Cross calls for urgent medical help in face of growing civilian casualties from Pakistan conflict

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 27 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4430
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

    The International Committee of the Red Cross has called for urgent medical help to reach and treat growing numbers of sick and wounded people caught in the conflict between Pakistani forces and Taliban militants in South Waziristan.

    The Red Cross’s head of operations for South Asia, Jacques de Maio, said that there are rising numbers of people reaching surgical facilities, first aid posts, and health units manned and run with support from the committee by the Pakistani Red Crescent in different areas.

    “What we see now is a sharp and extremely worrying …

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