Syrian doctors tell charity that “being caught with patients is like being caught with a weapon”

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 17 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3506
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

The charity Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) has renewed calls for healthcare workers and medical facilities in Syria to be protected after it gained unauthorised entry to the country.

The charity, which has been seeking official authorisation to enter Syria for several months, said that wounded patients and medical workers remain targeted and threatened, and said that all parties to the conflict must fully respect the “physical integrity of wounded people, doctors, and healthcare facilities.”

Doctors from the charity managed to get into Homs …

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