Tuesday 22nd Jan 2019
Radiance Views Weekly
You are here: Home »  Muslim World
Text size: A | A

MSF WARNS OF CATASTROPHE IN SYRIA AS HEALTH SYSTEM COLLAPSES

Muslim World

Medical charity Doctors Without Borders on 7 March said that Syria’s health system had collapsed after nearly two years of conflict and that foreign aid was falling short of what was needed to address the country’s “humanitarian catastrophe.” The group, known by its French initials MSF, said in a report that more than a third of Syria’s hospitals were no longer functioning and urged talks on allowing for the provision of humanitarian aid.

“Syria’s previously well-functioning health system has collapsed. Food shortages are commonplace, and water and electricity supplies are severely disrupted,” MSF said. “Parties involved in the Syrian conflict must negotiate an agreement on humanitarian aid in order to facilitate delivery from neighbouring countries and across front lines,” it said.

The group, known for providing medical care in troubled areas around the world, said that medical services had unfortunately become regular victims of the fighting. “Medical aid is being targeted, hospitals destroyed, and medical personnel captured,” said MSF’s president, Marie-Pierre Allie.



Top
SAYEDEE'S CONVICTION  A Travesty of Justice
Vol. L No.51, 2013-03-17
SAYEDEE'S CONVICTION A Travesty of Justice
ISLAMISTS UNDER FIRE 
From Egypt to Bangladesh
Vol. LI No.20, 2013-08-18
SAYEDEE'S CONVICTION A Travesty of Justice
Political Implications of Ban on Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
Vol. LI No.19, 2013-08-11
SAYEDEE'S CONVICTION A Travesty of Justice
Egypt's Al-Sisi Dragged the Country into Civil War
Vol. LI No.18, 2013-08-04
SAYEDEE'S CONVICTION A Travesty of Justice
The Scourge of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Vol. L No.43, 2013-01-20
SAYEDEE'S CONVICTION A Travesty of Justice
Arab Spring: Promises and Challenges
Vol. L No.21, 2012-08-19
SAYEDEE'S CONVICTION A Travesty of Justice
Just World Order
Vol. XLIX No.43, 2012-01-29
SAYEDEE'S CONVICTION A Travesty of Justice
Let Us Refuse to Be Provoked
Vol. L No.27, 2012-09-30
SAYEDEE'S CONVICTION A Travesty of Justice
The Islamists and Western Blinkers
Vol. L No.15, 2012-07-08
SAYEDEE'S CONVICTION A Travesty of Justice
Death, Disappearance and Despair in India
Vol. L No.13, 2012-06-24
SAYEDEE'S CONVICTION A Travesty of Justice
Subscribe 
 
Focus Issue
 Enter your Email:
Submit