Aid reaching eastern Ghouta in Syria is “an embarrassment to the world”—enough for just 6% of the city’s population, said Save the Children’s Abdelkarim Ibrahim. The aid worker calls on other nations to take a stand. “Their success would save hundreds of thousands of people from the wholesale slaughter witnessed by a motionless world,” he told HuffPost.
According to a WHO report out this week, there are shortages of health workers, medicines and equipment to treat the nearly 20,000 who have fled eastern Ghouta recently. ReliefWeb reports aid workers are straining to manage critical trauma care, NCDs, and maternal and child health care needs, prioritizing deployment of mobile medical teams and clinics, immunizations, and medical supplies.