BMJ Global Health Article Examines Attacks On Ambulances In Syria

BMJ Global Health: Ambulances under siege in Syria
C. Hayes Wong, physician and assistant professor at the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, and Christine Yen-Ting Chen, physician at the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospitals, present “the summary of a literature review on attacks against ambulances in Syria from 2011 to 2018, as well as a descriptive secondary data analysis on individual attacks reported by the Syrian Network for Human Rights from January 2016 to December 2017.” The authors conclude, “Ambulances have been intentionally and repeatedly targeted throughout the Syrian conflict as part of a war strategy. Real challenges in monitoring and systematically tracking attacks on ambulances exist, but as a result, they are understudied and likely under-reported” (November 2018).