For weeks, the Syrian Air Force had been bombing the Damascus suburb of Daraya. But on the morning of Nov. 16, 2012, something was different.
I went to Syria in December 2012, invited by UK based NGO Hand in Hand for Syria. My first view of Atmeh refugee camp, close to the Turkish border, was of a vast sea of muddy white tents.
SBS anchor Anjali Rao describes 'Saving Syria's Children' as one of the most powerful stories she had ever seen, in an interview with Saleyha Ahsan.
As an emergency doctor I was integrated into one of the most challenging medical environments I have ever worked in. Would there be reprisals? Would Assad unleash chemical warfare? It was a significant fear among the majority of us, as we checked our dwindling atropinesupplies and thought through mass casualty decontamination plans.
Dr Saleyha Ahsan investigates if Body Mass Index (BMI) is the best way to predict health. She teams up with Professor Janice Thompson to test 11 volunteers.
'Saleyha Ahsan is a former British Army officer and an emergency medicine doctor who's just returned from Syria, where she was volunteering in makeshift hospitals in the north of the country, near the Turkish border.
LONDON — There is something deeply unpalatable about doctors being attacked, detained or killed for doing their job. Yet, as an open letter published in The Lancet by 55 prominent international doctors highlights, the “deliberate and systematic” targeting of medical personnel and hospitals is a fact of life in Syria today.
People in Syria have become proficient in gazing at the sky. It’s not clouds or stars they are looking out for but government fighter jets. One recent afternoon, we were standing outside a field hospital in northern Syria, close to an area captured by the Free Syrian Army.