MSF urges Syria government to lift curbs on medical aid

March 7, 2013 15:50


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DUBAI - Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) urged the Syrian government on Thursday to allow medical supplies into rebel-held areas and stop what it called attacks on hospitals and doctors.

Speaking at a news conference in Dubai, MSF Director General Fillipe Ribeiro added that anyone providing political support to the combatants should not use movements of humanitarian aid to smuggle in weapons.

"We have made several calls to respect the health facilities and health structures. We also called on the government of Syria to help us direct medical assistance to everyone and so far we have not gotten any authorization to do so," he said.

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