Saleyha Ahsan

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Sky News

After the tragic death of British orthopaedic surgeon, Abbas Khan - found dead in his cell in Syria days before his scheduled release, I spoke about my experiences of working as a doctor in Syria on Sky News.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 18 December 2014 | 0 Comments

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Saving Syria's Children blog for DFID

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.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 6 November 2013 | 0 Comments

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Interview with Anjali Rao, SBS World News

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. 

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 22 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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In Syria, Doctors Beware

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.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 3 October 2013 | 1 Comments

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In Syria, doctors are dying before they can save lives.

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.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 2 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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BBC Panorama Saving Syria's Children

'In a special edition, Panorama travels with British doctors inside Syria to exclusively reveal the devastating impact of the war on children caught in the conflict.' BBC

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 30 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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No child is safe in Syria today

Away from my comfort zone working as an emergency medicine doctor in London, I have been working in a hospital in northern Syria with the charityHand in Hand for Syria, and being followed by a BBC Panorama team.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 30 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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Syrian Frontline Medicine Is Under Fire

Two weeks ago we braced ourselves for US military strikes in Syria. I have been based in a northern Syrian hospital, working under the umbrella of non-governmental organisation Hand in Hand for Syria, and being filmed for BBC Panorama.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 18 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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Medicine as a weapon of war in Syria

Healthcare professionals in Syria caring for the war-wounded are deliberately targeted, says the International Rescue Committee's in its recently publishedCommission on Syrian Refugees report.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 2 June 2013 | 1 Comments

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