WHO Calls For Medical Evacuation Corridors In Aleppo As Airstrikes Continue To Hit Hospitals In Rebel-Held Part Of Syrian Capital

BBC News: Syria conflict: Aleppo evacuation corridors needed, WHO says
“The World Health Organization wants safe routes to be set up immediately to evacuate sick and wounded Syrians from besieged parts of the city of Aleppo. A spokeswoman said there were only 35 doctors left to care for hundreds of trapped patients, and that the number of casualties was rising…” (9/27).

U.N. News Centre: ‘No words left’ to describe suffering of children in Aleppo — UNICEF
“Children in Aleppo are trapped in a ‘living nightmare,’ a senior official of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said [Wednesday], stressing yet again, the direness of the situation, particularly for the children, in Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo…” (9/28).

Wall Street Journal: Aleppo Airstrikes Continue as City’s Hospitals Reach Breaking Point
“The continuing Syrian and Russian bombardment of Aleppo has put an intense strain on the city’s medical and rescue capabilities, leaving bodies under rubble and wounded patients to die in overwhelmed hospitals, according to medical workers and emergency responders…” (Abdulrahim, 9/28).

Washington Post: Darkness and fear in Aleppo as the bombs rain down
“…In the small hours of Wednesday morning, it was the turn of two hospitals to be hit in the dark. The hospitals, the two biggest in eastern Aleppo, were struck by bombs shortly after 3:30 a.m., killing two patients and putting the buildings out of use for the victims of more bombings later in the day. Such is the tenor of life in rebel-held Aleppo, which had become accustomed to regular airstrikes in the four years since rebels seized control of the eastern portion of the city — but nothing like the intensity of the past week…” (Sly/Loveluck, 9/28).

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