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Day three - Passau to Belgrade

The plan was to leave Brussels early but it slipped again. A combination of tiredness, admin and trying to squeeze in a bit more free hotel internet time. Paul was there, ready and waiting before the rest of us.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 20 December 2016 | 0 Comments

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The People's Convoy - Day One, the launch

So we can finally accept that this is real. The People's Convoy has come together and we have had the big launch. Pretty amazing send off with a mass of media. But how did it start?

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 18 December 2016 | 33 Comments

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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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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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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 | 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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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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Incendiary Bombs are Killing Kids in Syria

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.

Posted by Mary Wareham on 11 November 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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