Syrian Government Routinely Removes Medical Supplies From Humanitarian Aid Convoys
NPR: Syria Systematically Harasses Medical Aid Convoys
“Amid suspected chemical attacks and shelling, medics treating nearly any injury in a conflict zone in Syria need supplies like anesthetics, IV catheters, syringes, and sterile surgical gloves. These items are routinely included in humanitarian aid shipments. But in February, they were among the 3,810 medical treatments that Syrian authorities removed from aid convoys headed to Nashabiyah, a city in Ghouta, according to the U.N. Security Council. … It’s part of the Syrian government’s larger strategy to control the flow of aid to conflict zones…” (Wilhelm, 4/13).