UN’s failure to extend cross-border mechanism puts lives at risk in Syria: int’l relief organizations

“How can we allow the same regime that bombed its people, used chemical weapons against children, attacked hospitals and schools, and starved children to death in areas that were under its siege in Ghouta, Madaya, and Zanafani to control the aid delivery to 4.5 million people whom it has treated as enemies?” said  Zaher Sahloul, chair of the Chicago-based MedGlobal.

MedGlobal operates several primary health care clinics, hospitals, mental health programs, a drug rehabilitation center and an ambulance system as well as medical training, nutrition and vaccination programs that serve hundreds of thousands of mostly internally displaced people in northern Syria in accordance with international humanitarian principles. READ MORE