Viewpoint: Why it is Unconscionable to Attack Syria's Aid Workers

This was just the latest attack in the Syrian civil war against those trying to help others. Hospitals, ambulances, doctors, nurses, humanitarian workers: they have all been targets. Not “collateral damage,” but actual targets. It has come to the point where it’s actually more dangerous to be in a hospital in Aleppo than outside in the streets. What happened to the sanctity of medical facilities?
— Robert Mardini, ICRC Middle East Director

The deadly bombing of a UN-aid convoy in a rebel-held part of Syria last Monday threw the spotlight on the dangers facing humanitarian workers there - and the suffering of civilians whose lives depend on their help. Robert Mardini, ICRC's Middle East Director spoke out against a growing catalogue of attacks on aid workers in the Syrian war in a compelling op-ed ran on

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