Thursday, 30 May 2013 07:58

Urgent Appeal for Relief: More than 1,000 Wounded in Qusair

Media Note
Syrian Coalition
Istanbul, Turkey
May 30, 2013

The Syrian Coalition launches an urgent appeal for relief efforts to rescue the over 1,000 injured civilians in Qusair. The city of Qusair has been under constant bombardment. A large number of civilians living in the area have been injured due to the assault launched over two weeks ago on the city by Assad forces and Hezbollah militia.
 
The City of Qusair is currently suffering from an acute shortage of doctors, paramedics and first aid kits. These shortages and the urgent need for relief efforts must trigger international relief organizations to respond immediately and save the wounded civilians. These civilians must be moved out of the city, as soon as possible, in order to secure treatment in safe areas.
 
Moral and humanitarian obligations make it necessary for the Red Cross and Red Crescent, as independent and impartial organizations, to take urgent action. They must enter the city, rescue the innocent civilians and provide them with the necessary protection.
 
We ask for Mercy for our martyrs, health for our wounded, and freedom for our detainees.
 
Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.

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