In Syria, civilian casualties continue to mount as bombing has intensified in the besieged rebel-held district of eastern Aleppo. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says dozens have been killed over the course of a few days with no relief in sight.
The bombing campaign has also seriously damaged hospital facilities; forcing all hospitals in the area to shut down operations and compounding the plight of civilians. The World Health Organization is estimating that more than a quarter-million people are now without critical hospital care.
Dr. Rola Hallam is a British-Syrian doctor and founder and CEO of CAN-DO, a not-for-profit start up to help transform health and humanitarian responses in war devastated communities.
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