Syria: Restraint, Humanitarian Access Badly Needed in Damascus

 Volunteers from Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society rush to provide medical aid. ICRC

Volunteers from Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society rush to provide medical aid. ICRC

Damascus (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling for restraint and access to the wounded after the deadly escalation of fighting that has hit Damascus in recent days.

"The fighting appears likely to cause much more suffering in the days and weeks ahead, and our teams need to be allowed to enter Eastern Ghouta to aid the wounded," said Marianne Gasser, ICRC's head of delegation in Syria.

The medical personnel in Eastern Ghouta can't cope with the high number of injuries. The area does not have enough medicines and supplies, especially after medical facilities were reported to have been hit.

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