Euronews reports that in Aleppo, casualties are dramatically rising. Since the conflict started, over 4 years ago, 95% of doctors have either been detained, fled or been killed. Aid agencies are desperate, trying to get medical help from other countries.Children are being operated on without anaesthetic. Airstrikes by forces loyal to the Bashar al-Assad targeted the two largest hospitals in besieged eastern Aleppo. The hospitals, which serve a quarter of a million civilians, were put out of service after the attacks which doctors described as catastrophic.
There are now only six hospitals left standing in Aleppo.
Estimates of deaths in the Syrian Civil War, per opposition activist groups, vary between 331,765 and 475,000. On 23 April 2016, the United Nations and Arab League Envoy to Syria put out an estimate of 400,000 that had died in the war.
The UN’s Banki Moon said Aleppo is worse than a slaughtehouse, in fact a slaughterhouse is more humane.A surgeon from the Royal Marsden, apoplectic with fury, says PM May and President Hollande should go to Russia and plead with Putin to stop the fighting. But we are told this is too late because this is the end game.
First aid is either done in the streets or by hospital cleaning staff.
Putin has agreed to a 48 hour truce to allow aid to get through.
Only 3 doctors are left specifically to care for the children.
There are now only 30 doctors in the whole of Aleppo.
Information from Euronews