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MSF urges world leaders to act over bombing of hospitals in Aleppo

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 30 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5326
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Médecins Sans Frontières’ president, Joanne Liu, has urged world leaders to stop the bombing of hospitals in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

In a speech to the United Nations Security Council on 28 September Liu said that the conduct of war was “ever boundless.” She continued, “It is a race to the bottom. The unremitting assault on Aleppo by Russian and Syrian forces over recent days is certainly testament to that.”

Liu added, “In Syria the government and its allies relentlessly—deliberately—attack hospitals, doctors, first responders, and patients. Doctors in Aleppo tell …

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