Saleyha Ahsan

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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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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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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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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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