The Polish Medical Mission is closely following reports of the dramatic situation in the eastern Ghouta in the suburbs of Damascus, under the control of the opposition. Despite the United Nations Security Council resolution voted yesterday, about immediately suspending the fire for 30 days, the massive attack on Eastern Ghouta was not interrupted. As a result of intensified raids and artillery fire carried out by the Syrian government forces, supported by Russian forces, residents and children have been dying in the Ghoute for a week. According to the Syrian Human Rights Observatory, 500 civilians lost their lives, 1,600 were injured, and 400,000 were forced to leave their homes.
Hospitals do not work, and injured and seriously injured people do not have access to medicines and blood. Dr Mansour Alatrash reported that there is a lack of life-saving measures, dressings, antibiotics, fuel for generators. Hoping to get the ceasefire in force as soon as possible, the Polish Medical Mission informs that it is ready to transfer life and health measures as soon as possible through local medical organizations operating in the territories under the control of the opposition, including the Balsam Medical Organization, as well as in agreement with the Department of Humanitarian Aid at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and at its head, Minister Beata Kempa.
At the same time, we are asking for the necessary financial support in this situation. The Polish Medical Mission can be supported by buying the selected aid package on the PMM website: http://www.pmm.org.pl/pl/zestawy-2/ or by paying money to the Syrian PMM account: 08 1240 4650 1111 0010 4607 7315.
Photo: Baraa Abdurahmann