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

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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 BBC.com.

To read the full piece, click here

To read Mr. Mardini's recent address to the United Nations General Assembly on the humanitarian situation in Syria, click here