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Saving Lives Undergound: The Case for Fortified Hospitals in Syria

  • Middle East Institute 1319 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

NGOs delivering medical care in embattled regions of Syria report that armed strikes on hospitals are escalating, and that the use of especially destructive weaponry like “bunker buster” munitions is increasing. Since early April 2017, attacks on medical facilities have averaged nearly one per day. Syrian members of the “health cluster” of NGOs and several other organizations have released a report on the value of subterranean hospitals in the war zone, "Saving Lives Underground: A Case for Fortified Hospitals in Syria."
The Middle East Institute (MEI) hosting representatives from the authoring organizations for a presentation of the report’s key findings and recommendations. The report and discussion will be of value to all concerned with protecting humanitarian workers and vulnerable patients in conflict zones.

Event Details

  • Date: May 18, 2017

  • When: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

  • Where: Middle East Institute