Vol VIII, Issue 1 Date of Publication: January 10, 2023
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2022.020

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Healthcare workers and patients as targets and casualties in warfare

Adriaan van Es
In December 2016, I witnessed the departure of the People’s Convoy from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. The CanDo campaign, organised by Syrian refugee doctors in the UK, departed with a truck full of hospital equipment and supplies for a 2600-mile journey — travelling through and campaigning in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria — to the Turkish border near Aleppo. The campaign, supported by crowdfunding, managed to construct and open the Hope Hospital in Aleppo, and was the response of Syrian doctors to the brutal targeted bombing and destruction of the children’s hospital in Aleppo. The resilient and determined doctors simply did not accept the destruction of the hospital.

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