Saleyha Ahsan

Back in Tatouine

So I am back in Tatouine, Tunisia as I wait to cross the border into Libya. It was a bit of a last minute rush to get out here, after a couple of weeks of trying to arrange, plan and decide.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 27 August 2014 | 0 Comments

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Triage and Terror

NORTH SYRIA — Being an emergency room doctor gives you a strange set of priorities. We can't wait to get sucked into a crisis -- the bigger the trauma, the better. But sometimes, you get more than you bargain for.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 25 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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Operation Mum won't stop British Muslims going to Syria. But peace will.

British counter-terrorism chiefs are really bringing out the big guns with their latest campaign to tackle the growing number of Muslims heading out to Syria. They've come up with Operation Mum, asking Muslim women to inform on family members thinking of going to Syria to fight.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 25 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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CNN features my short film My Mother's Daughter

A clip from my short film My Mother's Daughter was featured within the CNN panel discussion hosted by Christiane Amanpour and featuring Tariq Ramadan amongst the panelists.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 2 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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On the NHS frontline: 'being a doctor in A&E is like being a medic in a war zone'

The start of a shift and I brace myself as I walk into the waiting area. A huge number of people are already there, waiting to be called. I try to avoid eye contact. It's like entering an arena but I feel more like the sacrificial lamb than a gladiator.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 5 March 2014 | 23 Comments

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Providing medical relief in Syria's conflict

“Keep your head down and don't say anything”, instructed my guide as we approached the Turkish border at Bab al-Hawa. We were making our way back across the border into Turkey after a long day in Atmeh refugee camp, north Syria.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 16 February 2014 | 28 Comments

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Abbas Khan's death in Syria cell should not be in vain

Dr Abbas Khan's death in detention this week is yet another tragic headline to digest within the tapestry of the Syrian war. I cannot begin to imagine the last 13 months of his life. How it must feel to find yourself detained in a cell, starved and tortured, for essentially being...

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 20 December 2013 | 0 Comments

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Doctors speak against atrocities in Syria

The chemical weapons attack in Syria got the world's attention but they only make up a fraction of the deaths in the war.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 29 November 2013 | 0 Comments

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