Charity donations in name of UK doctor killed in Syria rise beyond expectations

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 03 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3592
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

A call for donations to pay tribute to a British doctor killed while volunteering in Syria has so far raised over £58 000 (€68 000; $88 000), which the charity he worked for will use to set up a field hospital in his name.

Isa Abdur Rahman, a 26 year old from London, was killed in Syria on 22 May when the secret hospital he was working in was bombed. The doctor, who qualified at Imperial College London, had been working in Syria with the British organisation Hand in Hand for Syria for the past year. …

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