Syria - Humanitarian situation deteriorating

Humanitarian situation in Syria deteriorating - Demonstrators in Adlb last Friday - Photo courtesy of Reuters

Humanitarian situation in Syria deteriorating - Demonstrators in Adlb last Friday - Photo courtesy of Reuters

As the security situation in many parts of Syria continues to deteriorate, ICRC head of operations for the Near and Middle East Béatrice Mégevand-Roggo explains our humanitarian concerns and our action in the face of mounting violence. 

The ICRC is today one of the few humanitarian organizations active in Syria, where it works closely with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.  

The protection of civilians, including that of medical personel, is a pressing concern, says Ms. Mégevand-Roggo. 

In a wide-ranging interview, she discusses the difficulties faced by those wounded in the demonstrations to access healthcare, the risks health providers are forced to take and our ongoing efforts to access thousands of people arrested since the beginning of the unrest.